Arguably one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, John Cena will be recognized in the next edition of the Guinness Book Of World Records, but it won’t be for his 16 world championships or jaw-dropping feats of strength. Instead, Cena will be recognized for his work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, for which he has granted over 650 wishes of simply meeting the Leader of the Cenation.
Nobody in the foundation’s history has granted more than 200 wishes, however, the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that Cena granted his 650th wish on July 19. In 2015, he granted his 500th wish, already more than doubling the current record of wishes.
“I can’t say enough how cool it is to see the kids so happy and their families so happy. I just drop everything. I don’t care what I’m doing,” explained Cena in the video on WWE's website.
The champ isn’t the only one who is thrilled about this milestone: Guinness provided NPR an official statement saying it's “thrilled” to celebrate his involvement with the charity.
The Dr. of Thuganomics knows no limits to his kindness as he most recently traveled all the way to Amsterdam to meet a teen and family who had just escaped Ukraine after their home in Mariupol was destroyed.
Cena’s “Never Give Up” mantra has been credited as inspiring by kids and adults alike all over the world who are going through their own struggles. Over the years, Cena has proven time and time again he's a class act and one of the most inspirational, powerful, and important men that sports or entertainment has ever dealt with.
Cena says his run in WWE is far from over, but only time will tell if he returns and can break another Guinness World Record by bypassing Ric Flair’s 16 world titles, which he is currently tied with now. You can catch up on all of your favorite John Cena moments and title wins on the WWE Network on Peacock!