star John Cena to attend Collingwood president's lunch
at home game against Essendon - 17th June 2017
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Cena (top) wrestles Triple H at Wrestlemania 22.
Lowe, Mr Bean (aka Rowan Atkinson), The Rock (aka
Dwayne Johnson), the Dalai Lama and Usain Bolt - they've
all been high profile guests of the Collingwood Football
Club (or have at least been photographed holding the
Magpies' famous black and white stripes).
the Pies look set to add another name to that list.
Media understands WWE wrestling superstar John Cena
will attend the Collingwood president's lunch at the
MCG on July 8, as a guest of the Pies, before Collingwood's
clash with Essendon.
13-time WWE Championship winner, actor, philanthropist
and one of the biggest stars in the history of professional
wrestling will attend the lunch while he is in Australia
for the "An Evening with John Cena" speaking
tour, hosted by Karl Stefanovic.
"The Rock" Johnson meets Collingwood captain
Nathan Buckley during a visit to the the Collingwood
Football Club in 2004. Photo: HAMISH BLAIR
is not scheduled to speak at the president's lunch
and it is unknown whether he would be involved in
any activities or media appearances with the playing
wrester - known for his signature move "the Attitude
Adjustment" - is being brought to Australia and
the Collingwood-Essendon game by Fast Track Events,
the same company that brought actor, stuntman and
martial artist Scott Adkins to our shores earlier
was a guest of the Melbourne Football Club at the
Queen's Birthday clash where he also met McGuire.
whirlwind tour of Australia will see him arrive on
July 7 and then leave in time to be back for WWE action
in the US on July 11.
speaking event hosted by Channel 9 personality Stefanovic
will take place at the Plenary at the Melbourne Convention
and Exhibition Centre and at The Star in Sydney and
the Gold Coast.
latest movie which is still in the process of being
shot is Daddy's Home 2 with Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson
and Mark Wahlberg.
presence as a guest of Collingwood is not a first
celebrity foray for the club.
have regularly had celebrities and high profile visitors
to Australia associated with them during McGuire's
reign as president.
2003 American actor Rob Lowe - known for his roles
in The West Wing, Thursday's Child and Brothers &
Sisters - joined Collingwood in the huddle to sing
the team song after their win over St Kilda at Etihad
in 2004 action movie hero and WWE superstar The Rock
met Collingwood players and coaches at the Westpac
Centre. He received a Collingwood jersey, a ball and
posed in the black and white stripes for the cameras.
they weren't to be outdone by Mr Bean (aka Rowan Atkinson),
who in 2007 joked his way around the Westpac Centre
with players and coaches.
2011 then-Pies defender Heritier Lumumba met the Dalai
Lama in Melbourne and handed him a personalised Collingwood
jersey and a Sherrin.
wasn't to be shown up by O'Brien though. In 2012 while
in Oslo, Norway McGuire presented Olympic legend sprinter
and fastest man in the world Usain Bolt with a Collingwood
has since posed in a West Coast and Richmond jersey
on separate visits to Australia.
wrestler John Cena will in Australia for a speaking
tour, hosted by Karl Stefanovic. Photo: Jim Spellman