LOOK: Stephanie McMahon Congratulates John Cena on Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Sports Illustrated announced on November 29 that John Cena had been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. According to SI, the honor “celebrates individuals whose dedication to the ideals of sportsmanship has spanned decades and whose career in athletics has directly or indirectly impacted the world.”

It’s certainly a high honor for the 16-time world champion, who expressed his gratitude via Twitter.

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To be considered part of Muhammad Ali’s legacy and be added to this incredible list of athletes is something I never dreamed could be possible. Thank you for this honor, I’ll do my best to live up to its reputation. https://t.co/CYleNIZO3g

— John Cena (@JohnCena) November 29, 2018

But John’s Tweet wasn’t the only one from a WWE personality regarding the award. WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon offered her congratulations to Cena via Twitter on November 29.

Congratulations @johncena on being named the 2018 @SInow Muhammad Ali Legacy Award winner, a distinction honoring an athlete using their platform to make the world a better place. Thank you for making a profound difference in people’s lives. #NeverGiveUp #YouDeserveIt https://t.co/Us4UfMtwaV

— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) November 30, 2018

The Muhammad Ali Legacy Award was given to Colin Kapernick in 2017. The controversial NFL quarterback was praised by Ali’s widow Lonnie Ali, who recognized Kap’s “passionate defense of social justice and civil rights for all people”

Cena is currently not featured in any WWE storylines. His most recent film, Bumblebee, is set to open on December 21 in the U.S.