Aug. 26-28, 2019 • Louisville, Kentucky • Kentucky International Convention Center

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John Cena devotes much of his time working on behalf of numerous charitable causes. He is Make-A-Wish’s most requested wish granter of all time and the only celebrity to grant 500 wishes. He is also committed to Susan G. Komen and has helped raise more than $1.6 million for breast cancer research and awareness. Cena is a longtime supporter of the U.S. military and was recently recognized by USO Metro as the recipient of their 2016 Legacy of Achievement Award.


In addition to his work in the community, Cena is a powerhouse on social media with 45 million Facebook fans, making him the most popular active U.S. athlete on Facebook. He is also one of the most followed athletes on Twitter and Instagram with 10 and 7.4 million followers, respectively.


Cena has proven himself to be a powerful marketing force. He is the face of Crocs’ “Come As You Are” campaign that celebrates the uniqueness of individuals around the world. He is the voice of “Ernie the Elephant” for Wonderful Pistachios’ biggest advertising campaign and he stars in Hefty’s national campaign. He is an ambassador for Cricket Wireless and his video, “The Unexpected John Cena Prank,” has been viewed more than 17 million times. The follow up video, “John Cena Reacts,” had more than 100 million views on Facebook alone in the first week. John is also a brand ambassador for Tapout, the official fitness and training partner of World Wrestling Entertainment.


Among the films Cena has starred in: “The Wall;” “The Pact;” “Trainwreck;” “Sisters” and a cameo in “Daddy’s Home,” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. He will reprise his role in the upcoming “Daddy’s Home 2.” This Christmas, John will voice the title role of “Ferdinand the Bull” in “Ferdinand,” the animated film based on the iconic children’s book. He also will star as the antagonist in the Transformer’s spinoff, “Bumblebee.” In 2018, Cena was honored as “Action Star of the Year” at this year’s CinemaCon


As the face of the WWE and a 16-time world champion, John Cena combines his athleticism, charisma, strong work ethic and genuine personality to make him one of today’s brightest stars. ■

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