Wrestling star John Cena spent Sunday morning inside a Kansas City 7-Eleven on a shopping spree with a couple of Make-a-Wish kids. The muscle-bound grappler granted wishes for Omari Stennett , whose family flew in from New York, and Caleb Comenares, who lives in Grain Valley, as he closes in on his 200th wish granted.
"The kids who ask for you, they really want to see you," said Cena, who is also promoting a personally designed coffee cup with proceeds going to Make-a-Wish. "They want to be involved with the product, and I love what I do. ... It makes the experience wonderful for the kids and me."
Sunday evening, Cena entered a steel cage to battle moon-tanned ginger Sheamusfor the WWE Championship at the Sprint Center.
Asked why he can't get along with gingers, Cena laughed and replied that he has no problem with people with red hair.
"You've got nothing to worry about," he said and then slapped me, a ginger, on the arm with his meaty paw.
The Pitch's Peter Rugg photographed Cena granting wishes at 7-Eleven and Sunday night's pay-per-view action.
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