Lots going on with WWE during the summer months. Not only do we have some great Pay Per Views to look forward to (that you can catch for just $9.99USD on WWE Network) but there’s lots of community events and celebrations for WWE as well.
First off, two weeks ago you may have noticed John Cena calling out a young fan in the crowd. Now we all know it’s no secret that I’m not a huge Cena fan by any means, but this guy is simply AWESOME as a person! A little boy in the audience for RAW was holding up a sign that said, “I’m Beating Cancer”. During a live TV segment, John Cena in the ring stood up and said: “If I say or if I wear the words ‘Never Give Up’, not only am I telling the truth, but I am encouraging young and old, all alike, like that person right there, to do the exact same thing”. He did this, while pointing to the little boy with the sign, the look on his face was amazing, and it was amazing for Cena to go out of his way, off script on live TV to do this!
After RAW went off the air, Cena took that boy and invited him into the ring and draped the United States Championship belt over his shoulder!
WWE also recently announced that they had surpassed half a billion social media fans! Their WWE Facebook Page alone has more fans than the NFL, ESPN, Marvel, Google and UFC. WWE via Twitter has more followers than MLB, Disney, Sony and Pepsi. According to Klout WWE is the No. 1 most influential brand on Twitter. WWE’s Instagram has more followers than ESPN, HBO, NHL and Gatorate, their YouTube channel has nearly 5 billion views and is the NO. 1 sports channel ahead of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, ESPN and NASCAR!
WWE Tough Enough is also set to air soon (June 23) on USA Network. Last night on RAW, WWE and USA Network revealed the 40 finalists chosen from more than 11,100 fan submissions via WWEToughEnough.com. These 40 finalists will have to go through a WWE Tough Enough Mini-Camp that will take place at the WWE Performance Center which will then lead to another cut, where there will be an announcement of the final 13 contestants. You will be able to view the journey of the final 40 on WWE Network for the Tough Enough Competition Special which will air Tuesday June 16 at 8/7C.
I’m excited that I’ll get the chance to see WWE live once again as they head to Toledo for a Smackdown taping! This will be a special event though, I won’t be doing my usual stalking pre-show as I have a very special guest coming to the event with me. My good friend has a mother who just LOVES WWE, and has for MANY years! She’s a die hard fan, who never misses a show, yet she’s never been to a live event, and she’s 90 years old! I’m so happy to get the opportunity to bring her along with my family for her first EVER WWE show! It’s going to be so exciting! Tickets are still available for WWE Smackdown at The Huntington Center, they start at just $15. You can get your tickets by visiting ticketmaster.com, and if you see me there SAY HI!!! I’ll be the loud one cheering for New Day with my New Day Socks T-Shirt!
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June 10, 2015 – 12:37 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »