Press Release: John Cena Taking 30 Children To WrestleMania XXVII With Make-A-Wish Foundation
Posted by Wayne
Daly on March 30th, 2011
World Wrestling Entertainment and the Make-A-Wish
Foundation sent out the following today:
30 Children Ready to Enjoy Star-Studded Wishes with WWE®, Make-A-Wish Foundation®
at WrestleMania® XXVII in Atlanta
PHOENIX — WrestleMania XXVII, WWE’s annual pop culture extravaganza,
will once again be the centerpiece of a huge wish weekend for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and 30 kids with life-threatening
the fourth year in the row, WWE and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are granting children’s wishes to attend WrestleMania
weekend, April 1-3 in Atlanta. WWE has planned a full list of wish activities for the children, who are traveling from 18
U.S. states, Canada and Australia.
In addition to the excitement of attending WrestleMania at the Georgia Dome on April 3, the wish kids will enjoy
exclusive opportunities to meet WWE Superstars and Divas, along with other celebrities, at these events:
April 1 – a private autograph
session with WWE Superstars and Divas
April 2 – a pizza party hosted by WWE Superstar and Make-A-Wish® Wish Ambassador John
Cena® at the Georgia Aquarium
April 3 – a special lunch party before WrestleMania XXVII at the Opera Atlanta Events Center
Georgia Aquarium and the Opera Atlanta Events Center & Nightclub are donating event space and resources to make the events
possible for the 30 wish kids and their families. Lucks Food Decorating Company is donating pizza for the Saturday event
featuring edible Pizza Prints™ designs of WWE Superstars.
“It’s fitting that the WWE and Make-A-Wish Foundation’s
biggest wish-granting celebration happens each year at WrestleMania,” said Sue Aitchison, WWE’s Director,
Community Relations. “This weekend will be full of surprises and joy for the wish kids and will undoubtedly help
the families spend much-needed time together away from hospitals and medical treatments.”
At the April 2 event, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
President and Chief Executive Officer David Williams will honor Cena for granting his 200th wish in December 2010. Cena
is one of only four celebrities, along with NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and former WWE Superstar Hulk
Hogan, to reach the milestone.
“The Make-A-Wish Foundation is so much better for knowing WWE Superstar John Cena,” Williams
said. “He is genuinely connected to our mission, and the time John spends with a wish kid changes them both. They
leave each other better than before – happier, more optimistic, filled with memories that inspire them during tough
27 years, WWE has been one of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s most dedicated wish granters, fulfilling hundreds of children’s
wishes to meet its Superstars and Divas and attend major events such as WrestleMania.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children
with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when
a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of
the world’s leading children’s charities, with 64 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the
help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted
more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation,
visit wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.
February 18, 2010
Squared Circle Training in Toronto is offering a couple of training camps in March. On March
21, Ontario independent wrestling veteran Tyson Dux will be conducting a camp for aspiring wrestlers. On March 28, former
WWE referee Jimmy Korderas and longtime referee Harry Dee will be hosting the school's first ever training camp for referees.
A special deal gets you both camps for a total of $85 in advance, or individual cost is $50 in advance, $60 at the door for
each. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-564-6150 to book a spot or to get further information.
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. said
Wednesday that Linda McMahon has resigned as the company's chief executive to seek the Republican nomination for Democrat
Dodd's Connecticut seat, providing a show-business twist to one of the nation's marquee Senate races. Linda McMahon
is 60 years old.
co-founded WWE. Linda McMahon has served as CEO since May
1997 and served as the company's president from May 1993 through June 2000. Vince McMahon has been chairman since 1980.
Linda and Vince McMahon, a professional wrestler, announcer and promoter, co-founded
WWE. Linda McMahon has served as CEO since May 1997 and served as the company's president from May 1993 through June 2000.
Vince McMahon has been chairman since 1980.
TNA Wrestling issued the following press release:
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling LIVE
is coming to Wisconsin and Minnesota in October! Don't miss your chance to experience TNA Wrestling when it comes to your
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9: LA CROSSE, WI
La Crosse, Wisconsin will host a TNA Live! event on Friday, October
9 at the La Crosse Center. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28 at all Ticketmaster locations, the La Crosse Center box office
or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Appearing live and in person will be “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, TNA X Division
Champion “Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan, Beer Money Inc., “The
War Machine” Rhino, Hernandez, The British Invasion, Motor City Machine Guns, Daniels, ODB, Sheik Abdul Bashir, Homicide
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10: ST. CLOUD, MN
St. Cloud, Minnesota will host a TNA Live! event on Saturday,
October 10 at the National Hockey Center. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28 at all ticketmaster locations, http://www.ticketmaster.com/,
the National Hockey Center box office or charge by phone at 320-308-3327. Appearing live and in person will be “The
Phenomenal” AJ Styles, TNA X Division Champion “Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, “The Blueprint”
Matt Morgan, Beer Money Inc., “The War Machine” Rhino, Hernandez, The British Invasion, Motor City Machine Guns,
Daniels, ODB, Sheik Abdul Bashir, Homicide and more!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11: MANKATO, MN
will host a TNA Live! event on Sunday, October 11 at the Alltel Center. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28 at the Alltel
Center box office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Appearing live and in person will be “The Phenomenal” AJ
Styles, TNA X Division Champion “Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan,
Beer Money Inc., “The War Machine” Rhino, Hernandez, The British Invasion, Motor City Machine Guns, Daniels, ODB,
Sheik Abdul Bashir, Homicide and more!
NWA PRO EAST COMING TO RIDGEFIELD NJ 6.13!
The National Wrestling Alliance debuts in Ridgefield Park, N.J. on June 13, 2008
at The Knights
The NWA, America's longest running and most famous pro wrestling companies,
comes to Ridgefield
Park NJ. The show will be a TV taping for Time Warner cable
in the Bergen county area. Featured on the show will be
former 4 time world
champion Sid Vicious. The 6 ft 10 inch 300 pounder is known as the man who rules
Sid, who debuted for the NWA in Rhode Island to a sell out crowd of
2000 fans, is leaving a trail of bodies on his
quest for the NWA Championship.
Also just signed for this big event is the return of New Jersey of former WWE,
WCW & ECW Superstar "The Roughneck" Mr. Hughes. Hughes. The former bodyguard of
Y2J Chris Jericho,
has been seen in the area in quite some time and fans may not
recognize him as Hughes is in the best physical condition
of his life. Also
signed for the event is a non-sanctioned, No DQ, Falls Count Anywhere, No Time Limit Lights Out Match
for the NWA Pro East Championship as defending
champion Judas Young puts his title on the line again against a man
who I has
become his most feared challenger and that is the mastodon known as FRANCIZ!!!
Much more information
regarding this big show will be released in the weeks to
come and stay tuned to www.nwawrestling.com for all your NWA
news and info.
Anyone seeking tickets for this blockbuster event please call 201-370-8642 or
WWW.nwaproeast.com for info and tickets.