Oh man, get your tissues ready, because this is emotional.
Last night’s episode of WWE Raw ended with Sting making his in-ring Raw debut, teaming up with John Cena to defeat WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins and The Big Show. The best moment, however, came after Raw went off the air.
Cena and Sting pointed out a very special kid in the crowd: Kiara Grindrod, a 7-year-old little girl who beat cancer. If Cena’s speech, him going out into the crowd to hug her or Sting giving her one of his gloves (oh man), doesn’t get you, the reaction from the crowd will. The “yes” chants were good, but the “this is awesome” is perfect. This is awesome.
It’s always good to remind yourself that the performers you cheer and boo in a wrestling ring for doing dumb wrestling stuff are so important to people, and have such a reach that it makes moments like this possible. I like that the crowd gets it, too, and understands the difference between the John Cena you might want to boo, and the John Cena who sincerely cares about little kids and deserves all the damn praise in the world. Beautiful stuff.