"The Rock may have shown how to achieve global fame by growing beyond professional wrestling, but Cena is proving another path— growing within it. An icon of the WWE since joining its roster in the early 2000s, Cena has remained a wrestling fixture while also expanding his personal brand through memorable ads, movie cameos and charity efforts. A prime example is his recent turn in a stirring Ad Council PSA, in which he says true patriotism is about "love beyond age, disability, sexuality, race, religion and any other labels." The spot channels his outsized good-guy persona, an image he comes by honestly— holding the record for granting the most wishes for the Make a Wish Foundation. In addition to roles in films like The Marine and Trainwreck, he hosted the Fox reality show American Grit and continues to star in clever ads for everything from Cricket Wireless to Hefty trash bags."
- WWE announced the following on the RAW and SmackDown pre-shows on the WWE Network and other digital platforms:
Can't get enough Raw and SmackDown Live in your life? Well, starting this Monday and Tuesday, both Raw and SmackDown Live will each have a brand-exclusive Pre-Show available on all digital platforms!
Led by WWE Hall of Famers Jerry "The King" Lawler, Booker T and Lita, the Raw and SmackDown Live Pre-Shows will provide expert analysis and highlight the main points of both brands every week at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
Join in on the conversation and excitement as the Raw and SmackDown Live Pre-Shows get rolling every Monday and Tuesday!