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Kofi Kingston and Eve visit Wounded Warriors
“It’s always something I like to jump on if someone asks me if I want to go out there and meet some of the Wounded Warriors,” Kingston told WWE.com. “These are people who really fought for our freedom. So anytime I can go out there and put a smile on someone’s face, it’s definitely a positive thing.”
Kingston and Eve greeted the U.S. Troops, signed autographs and posed for photos with them before Raw at the Verizon Center.
“This is actually a really good reminder that oftentimes we visit bases, we see American soldiers out in the midst of everything that they’re doing, but we forget that a lot of people are affected beyond just being on base,” Eve explained.
One of those members of the U.S. Military is Army Specialist James Winland.
“It’s not very often you get to meet people you see on TV,” he said to WWE.com. “It was a great experience to have them come out, and take time out of their day and visit with us Wounded Warriors.”
Marine Corporal Kevork Khachadurian said it was his first time at a WWE event, although he was raised watching WWE.
“I’ve been a fan forever … since I remember watching TV!” he said. “It’s the first time I’ve ever been out here, so it’s nice to get a chance to get up close and personal and meet them.
Army Specialist David Salmeron is a big John Cena supporter, and since his loss to The Rock at WrestleMania, he’s been looking forward to seeing the leader of the Cenation showdown with Brock Lesnar.
“That’s the thing I’m watching on the show – Brock Lesnar coming out and throwing something at John Cena. But John Cena will get up. He never quits,” Salmeron said.
WWE has always been a strong supporter of the United States Military. Every year, WWE honors and entertains our Armed Forces with Tribute to the Troops. ( MORE) Eve said meeting the Wounded Warriors is something she does in appreciation for our Troops.
“There are soldiers who literally give their lives, give their health and put their bodies on the line every day and have to live with that for the rest of their lives,” the former Divas Champion said.
“It’s a very good reminder that these people make huge sacrifices for us. The smallest thing we can do to show our appreciation for what they’ve done is time very well spent.”
For more information on the Wounded Warrior Project visit woundedwarriorproject.org/