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Men of honour The WWE’s overflowing with good guys, like these Superstars…
Sundays e.tv 17:00
Everyone loves wrestling’s bad guys. Without them, there’s no need for heroes who stand up for justice, honour and all that’s good. Like these guys, who’ve made being heroic their WWE calling card…
JOHN CENA (38)
John’s the all-American guy’s guy. Clean- cut, well-mannered, doesn’t cheat to win, and he proves to his fans time and time again that no matter who WWE CEO Vince McMahon makes you face in the ring, there’s no one that you can’t beat if you put your mind to it. Finishing moves: FU, STFU Heroic moment: in 2007 on Raw, John suffered an injury to his chest and although it made even moving difficult, he finished the match. It was so bad that John’s doctors thought he’d be out for a year!
KOFI KINGSTON (33)
Ghanaian-born Kofi is best known for his high-flying skills in the ring. He’s a fan-favourite whom kids look up to and you can never count him out, even when he’s been powerbombed four times through tables.
Finishing move: Trouble In
Heroic moment: at the Royal Rumble in January 2014, Kofi jumped 4m from the guard rail back to the ring after almost being thrown out of the Rumble.
DANIEL BRYAN (33)
The bearded Superstar is currently off the roster with a serious injury, which merely adds to Daniel’s underdog tag. And yet he’s won the WWE Heavyweight title four times. Plus, he’s a Triple Crown champion, holding three of the most important titles at once, and he never gives up.
Finishing moves: Yes Lock!,
Heroic moment: by winning the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania 31 in March this year, Daniel completed the WWE Grand Slam – he’s won every WWE men’s title. Only five other Superstars have managed to do this: Kurt Angle, Eddie Guerrero, Edge, The Big Show and The Miz.
DAVID OTUNGA (35)
David’s a wrestler, ringside commentator, husband, father and actor – and the one thing that stands out above all of those achievements is that he’s educated. Not because he has a Law degree, but rather because he’s studied to make himself happy and prove that there’s nothing you can’t do if you put your mind to it. He has applied himself and made no secret that education is important for future generations. Finishing move: The Verdict Heroic moment: at WrestleMania 28 in 2012, David made a young boy’s dreams come true by taking him backstage to meet some of the other WWE Superstars.
THE ROCK (43)
Dwayne Johnson is a third-generation WWE star and he’s probably the most successful and iconic entertainer that the wrestling company’s produced – he acts, he sings and The Rock runs charity organisations that give back to communities in need.
Finishing moves: The Rock Bottom, People’s Elbow,
Heroic moment: The Rock has put his troubled teen years and fame to good use. He’s got a TV show called Wake Up Call (2014- current, see more on p65), in which he helps people change their lifestyles and better themselves, no matter who they are in life or what their situation.