Fulfilling his duties as a supporter of the troops, and also as an ambassador for the Jaguar Land Rover brand, WWE superstar, actor, and certified huge guy John Cena turned up incognito at the Invictus Games in Orlando and chauffeured two U.S. team members to the venue.
Cena picked up Tino Ulli and his girlfriend Shari Trujillo and Joshua Jablon and his girlfriend Lindsey Green in a Range Rover Sport SVR for the drive to ESPN Wide World of Sport where this year’s edition of the Invictus Games is hosted. Secret cameras installed in the car captured the surprise and delight of the veterans, both of whom suffer from PTSD.
And in case you don’t know about the Invictus Games, it is a series of sporting events launched in 2014 by Prince Harry in the style inspired by old Roman traditions. The main purpose of the event is to honor and help wounded, ill and injured servicemen and servicewomen, both serving and Veteran. The first edition of the games was hosted in London. This year’s Orlando event will see 500 competitors from 14 nations compete in 10 sports: Athletics; Archery; Wheelchair Basketball; Road Cycling; Powerlifting; Indoor Rowing; Wheelchair Rugby; Swimming, Sitting Volleyball, and a new sport for 2016, Wheelchair Tennis.
John Cena said, “I’m honored to be part of the Invictus Games in Orlando this year and have the opportunity to meet with some of the US team. It was a lot of fun taking on the role of surprise chauffeur and I was pleased to have the opportunity to get to know the competitors and their family members. We are all indebted to our servicemen and women and I fully support the Games and the opportunity it gives us all to recognize the heroes of our nation. I wish all the competitors the very best of luck for the final stages of the Games.”