John Cena the WWE superstar is set to receive this year’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award in recognition of his philanthropy work from American magazine Sports Illustrated, confirmed WWE’s official website.
Every year the award is given to an “athlete or sports figure who represents the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership, and philanthropy while using sports as a platform”.
John Cena has granted nearly 600 wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses – a record for the organisation as he works closely with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Last week, WWE announced his in-ring return stating that he is scheduled to make 12 appearances in a course of 20 days next month. The statement reads “Prepare for a sea of Cenation flags to be raised and waved in cities across the country next month when John Cena returns to WWE Live.”
“Returning to the ring for the first time since WWE Super ShowDown in Australia, the 16-time World Champion gears up for action in a series of WWE Live Events, beginning next month.”
He is one of the biggest stars in WWE history and it appears that he will be available for the Royal Rumble, Fastlane, and WrestleMania 35.