The Peacemaker star has consistently served as the most requested guest to visit children suffering from critical illnesses for Make-A-Wish. He’s been an outspoken supporter of the cause since first getting involved in 2002 as a professional WWE wrestler, once telling Reuters: “If you ever need me for this ever, I don’t care what I’m doing, I will drop what I’m doing and be involved because I think that’s the coolest thing.”
Beyond his vocal support, Cena has also stood as a long-time fixture for the non-profit organization, issuing their overall 1,000th wish in 2012 and celebrating his own 500-wish distinction in 2015.
The achievement, which was crossed and verified on July 19th, also appears to be just a formality due to none of Cena’s celebrity contemporaries even passing 200 granted wishes during the non-profit’s 40-plus years in existence. For everybody’s sake, let’s be glad there’s no competition left for the 16-time WWE champion.
Meanwhile, Cena has a number of films on the way, including his return as Jakob Toretto in the Fast and Furious finale Fast X, a role alongside Henry Cavill and Dua Lipa in Matthew Vaughn’s star-studded Argylle, and the starring spot in the Looney Tunes-inspired Coyote vs. Acme. In August, director James Gunn confirmed via Twitter that the Peacemaker HBO Max series would be back for a second season, despite the turmoil surrounding Warner Bros. Discovery.