John Cena has taken time off wrestling to face his new contender, a 167,000-pound 757 jet in a tug-of-war for 20 feet.
Before you think John Cena has lost his mind pitting his human strength against a jumbo jet, he’s done it for a good cause. He participated in Delta Airlines’ annual “Jet Drag” in partnership with the American Cancer Society last Friday. This competition sees teams made up of 20 individuals pull a jet for 20 meters and compete for the shortest time. All proceeds go to cancer research.
“We had the idea of using a plane pull to get folks excited and raise funds. What started as 22 teams now has over 90 groups 20 pulling for hope,” Carol Henson, Manager – Voluntary Protection Programs, Corporate Safety of Delta Airlines was proud to share.
That jet has definitely undergone a lot of pulling Friday when 2000 employees joined in the jumbo tug-of-war with 94 teams competing for the shortest time.
Though John Cena’s Team Finish the Fight did not win according to Uproxx.com, they certainly were happy to have the pro wrestler’s strength on their side against the jumbo jet. This is not John Cena’s first time joining an event for cancer causes.
Last October, John Cena bravely donned on a pink Susan G. Komen for the Cure shirt to raise funds for the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research.
“Breast cancer is a devastating disease, and we’re committed to using WWE’s global resources to support Komen’s fight to end breast cancer forever. I’ll be proud to wear pink in the ring to support this great cause,” WWE Superstar John Cena said in a WWE report.
While John Cena is not busy putting his wrestler arms and strength to a good cause, you can watch him on NBC again at the Today show, throwing good morning vibes and making kids feel good with granted wishes. You can catch him on NBC’s Today on May 13.