Circle of Champions: Cena grants two more Wishes in Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. -- Days before John Cena steps into the ring at SummerSlam against The Animal Batista for the first time ever in a one-on-one match, the three-time WWE Champion made the dreams come true for Make-A-Wish children Tiffany Santos, 10, of Boca Raton, Fla., and Kevin Vargas, 13, of Ocean Township, N.J.
"I was very excited. I never saw a real celebrity. I was so surprised at how big his arms are," Kevin said. "He's my idol. I like his theme song. I always listen to it on my iPod."
Tiffany, who traveled with her mother, sister, and cousin to meet her favorite Superstar, echoed Kevin's enthusiasm on John Cena's theme song, but admitted she liked Cena for another reason.
"He's really hot and he has a nice body," explained Tiffany, who said that she was inspired every time she was reminded about her upcoming meet-and-greet with Cena. "I love his entrance song. I dance to it at home. Also, I think he played a really good Marine in the movie The Marine."
The Chain Gang Commander strutted into the Circle of Champions VIP suite at Richmond Coliseum with a glowing smile on his face and his arms full of gifts. Enthusiastically, Tiffany and Kevin jumped to their feet and ran to hug their favorite Superstar.
Cena autographed photos, T-shirts, caps, John Cena: My Life DVDs, posed for pictures with Tiffany and Kevin and their families, presented his Chain Gang Soldiers with wristbands, headbands, 8-Bit T-shirts, and Hustle, Loyalty, Respect dog tags and caps. Then, Tiffany presented her favorite Superstar with a special surprise -- a note that made the three-time WWE Champion blush.
After telling Cena to keep the note a secret, Tiffany, the True Champ, recited the poem out loud for everyone to hear.
"Roses are red/Violets are blue/You are so hot/I want to marry you," Tiffany read, as she covered her mouth to hold back her laughter.
"The poem was great. I've heard many marriage proposals, but that was the first genuine proposal. It was a historical first," Cena said as he flashed his pearly whites. "Just to know that I'm a piece of motivation for [Tiffany and Kevin] and a piece in helping them get through their days is such an honor and good news to me. That's the main purpose of the charity -- to provide kids with hope. That's why Make-A-Wish is so special."