The fight between pro wrestler John Cena and Ford continues.
A few months ago, you may recall professional wrestler and actor John Cena being sued by Ford for selling his GT supercar and flipping it for a profit after owning it for less than a month. Owning a GT is a unique privilege you have to earn - you even need to go through a rigorous application process and be selected by Ford to be able to buy one. Cena was one of the lucky few that met the strict criteria, and signed a contract agreeing not to sell the supercar for at least two years after taking delivery.
Unsurprisingly, he made a substantial profit from the sale of the rare supercar after breaching the contract, which is exactly what Ford didn’t want to happen. The whole point of making the Ford GT so exclusive was to make sure it was only sold to true car enthusiasts, rather than investors looking to make a profit. Understandably, Ford isn’t happy about the situation, hence the lawsuit. Cena’s response to being sued by one of the largest companies in the world? Surprisingly, the actor previously said he was “excited” about the prospect of fighting Ford in court. Translation: “bring it on.”
However, according to a report by TMX, new court documents have been filed by Cena claiming there was no restriction in the contract saying he couldn’t sell the supercar within two years of ownership, which probably explains why he’s so confident. He says Ford “screwed up by not putting the sale restriction in the final binding contract” and that he shouldn’t be punished “because they suck at paperwork.” Cena claims he hasn’t done anything wrong and has asked the Judge to throw out the case against him. This should be an interesting fight to watch between the pro wrestler and one of the biggest car companies in the world, but it certainly isn't good publicity for Ford.