John Cena Settles Lawsuit with Ford, Proceeds to Be Donated to Charity
In professional wrestling, every legendary rivalry must come to a satisfying resolution. Hulk Hogan had to bodyslam Andre the Giant at the Silverdome to become the face of Rock ‘n’ Wrestling. The Rock had to finally put down “Stone Cold” Steve Austin at Wrestlemania to cement his legacy as the industry’s most transcendent star. The Undertaker had to bury “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels so that he could leave the sport with his smile intact.
This week, another battle between two titans came to a close when John Cena did something he hasn’t done in a WWE ring in nearly 15 years: submit.
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Cena settled with Ford to close a lawsuit leveled against him after he sold his 2017 Ford GT in defiance of a two-year purchase agreement. The settlement amount was not disclosed, but Bush Ross, P.A., the legal firm representing the wrestler, told Jalopnik that the proceeds of the agreement will be donated to charity. Given that Cena has granted more than 500 wishes through Make-A-Wish, more than anyone in the organization’s history, the charitable aspect of the settlement is quite appropriate.
“I love the Ford GT and apologize to Ford, and encourage others who own the car to respect the contract,” said Cena in a statement issued by his law firm. “I am pleased we could resolve this matter outside of court, and that a worthy charity will benefit from one of the most iconic cars in the world.”
Ford argued in its suit that Cena breached an agreement that mandated he maintain ownership of his Liquid Blue 2017 GT for a period of 24 months before reselling it. Shortly after taking delivery of the GT, Cena sold the supercar to a California dealership, which Ford is also targeting with an ongoing lawsuit.
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News Source: Jalopnik