He surprised Nick Santillo, and 8-year-old from South Jersey, by appearing as Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were interviewing Nick and his family about his heart condition. Cena then invited Nick and his family to be his guests at Raw tonight in Columbus, Ohio.
When the boy revealed his wrestling name is Nick the Stitch, Cena replied, "Tonight, you're going to be a WWE Superstar with me on Raw."
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Note: John Cena injured his Achilles tendon on the European tour last week, according to WWE.com. He did not miss any shows after suffering the injury, but his in-ring involvement was reportedly reduced. He did not appear to walk with a limp or show any other signs of injury on the Today Show. It has not been revealed if the injury will affect his match against Ryback at Extreme Rules on May 19.