John Cena Claims His Ford Contract Didn’t Say Anything About Flipping His GT

John Cena Ford GT Lawsuit

John Cena has wrestled his way out of a lot of sticky situations, but the one with Ford and his GT is proving to be one that he can’t muscle his way out of. According to a report by TMZ, the iconic wrestler now claims that he did nothing wrong.

Towards the end of last year, Ford sued John Cena for selling is $500,000 2017 Ford GT. Why go after the icon? The thinking behind the lawsuit was pretty simple. Ford required interested buyers to fill out an application and then chose the lucky few individuals who would actually be allowed to purchase the machine. The caveat, though, was that the buyers weren’t allowed to sell the vehicle within 24 months of delivery.

Despite claiming that he had no ill will towards Ford’s lawsuit, TMZ now reports that Cena believes he did nothing wrong. The wrestler stated that there was no such restriction on selling the vehicle within two years of ownership in the paperwork he signed when he purchased the vehicle. The outlet cites new court documents that were filed in a district court in Michigan.

Cena states that Ford didn’t put the sale restriction in the final contract. Because of that, he’s asking the judge that’s overseeing the lawsuit to throw the case out.

After hearing about the lawsuit, we came out and stated that it was a bad idea on Ford’s end. Cena’s decision to fight the automaker won’t make things better for the brand.

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  • TB

    Smart move…if Ford is concerned at all about their rep I’m willing to bet he’s hoping that’s the case.

  • javier

    and a vette that is 1/4 the price is faster and handles better and get reasonable mpgs

    • robotlogic

      Maybe, but the Corvette doesn’t look anywhere near as cool!

      • Dr Strangefinger

        I know, right???!!!

    • TheBelltower

      But it’s still a Corvette.

      • LWOAP

        What’s wrong with a Corvette?

        • TheBelltower

          Nothing. Well, lots actually. But the point is, it’s in a much different league than the GT

  • TheBelltower

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this is all deliberately manufactured conflict between Cena and Ford to create buzz. It shows the world that Ford is taking a page from Ferrari’s playbook. Regardless, at this point, the best thing that could happen for Ford would be for them to become BFF’s with Cena. He’s a good man to have on your side.

  • fabri99

    Neither Ford nor Cena have to gain from this. Both would be better off if they backed off, I guess we’ll see who will give up first.

  • Dr Strangefinger

    I’m thinking it’s because Ford didn’t want to tussle with those smooth wrestling moves and bulging muscles Mr Cena would unleash on such an unfortunate sucka!

  • Nordschleife

    I think ford should stick with this. If you let one slip, you’ll be having people always trying to test them. It wouldn’t lessen my opinion of Ford for sticking to their contract.

  • Smith

    This tells you why you should not buy such an overpriced sportscar (questionable), from such an arrogant stupid car company that only makes family cars and pick-up trucks. Anyone who went through this selection process needs their head examined, I would never consider being invited to buy a Ford. Ha Ha Ha

  • IS THIS STILL NEWS?

  • brn

    It’s a play on words. He states they didn’t put it in the final contract. It may have been elsewhere, such as the application.

  • LWOAP

    Either he’s lying or didn’t read the contract.

  • CBV2020

    Even if it’s not in the contract, truth is, most car enthusiasts probably knew about this effort being made by Ford for legacy building of the beloved GT. It’s disrespectful and damaging for Cena, as an “enthusiast” to behave like this. If you’re not committed, go to the little boys section, commitment is for big boys. It’s called integrity. This is a rising issue manufactures are having with hustlers.

    Now, if it’s a stunt, then so be it.

  • Bash

    Really!! Seriously!!!
    Maybe he just can’t see it…

  • Vassilis

    Well, if that really is the case he’s got nothing to worry about.

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