Continuing his long tradition of bringing joy to the terminally ill, professional wrestler John Cena paid a surprise visit yesterday to the ailing Total Non-Stop Action (TNA) wrestling promotion.
“Keep your chins up, little buddies,” Cena said to the entire TNA roster, all of whom are suffering from inoperable booking and chronic wasted talent.
“I’m rooting for you.”
TNA has been dying a slow and painful death for a number of years, but its condition worsened drastically in 2009 due to the cancerous arrival of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff.
The beleaguered company has suffered one setback against another, from the devastating misuse of Samoa Joe to a near-fatal onset of Claire Lynch.
Cena, who has nobly delivered messages of hope and optimism to hundreds of ill patients, said it “was pretty heartbreaking to see how bad things are looking for poor little TNA.”
Experts say the prognosis for TNA has become especially grim lately, and that it would take a miracle — or perhaps just some sensible booking and a renewed focus on the X-Division — to save it.
Cena is scheduled to make another Make-A-Wish visit tomorrow to the recently “retired” Jim Ross.