In the latest of the WWE news and rumors for late 2013, LeBron James recently celebrated his 29th birthday and asked for one of the grandest prizes in all the land: a WWE World Heavweight championship belt. None other than the current champion, John Cena, answered LeBron's Twitter request back with a Tout video, but will it lead to a new feud in sports entertainment between King James and "The Champ?"
According to a Dec. 30 report from WWE.com website, LeBron sent out a tweet at 11:30 p.m. EST on Sunday night, which just so happened to be his birthday, and also coincided with the ending of the Philadelphia Eagles football game against the Dallas Cowboys. Philadelphia won the game, and their star running back LeSean McCoy won his first-ever rushing title. He was shown with a classic World Heavyweight belt on his shoulder during a post-game interview. Lebron's tweet (to nobody in particular) asked:
"Who do i need to talk to to get one of those World Championship Belt? WWE belt. The real ones."
His request was quickly answered back by current WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, who told LeBron he could help him out. John was quoted as saying:
"Hey LeBron James, this is WWE Superstar John Cena. It's cold, I'm in the middle of nowhere, but I can still get you a WWE Championship. Tweet me back and I'll handle it."
It wouldn't be the first time WWE has worked with pro athletes or given them replica championship belts. Previous examples of sports stars involved with WWE include Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Lawrence Taylor. There's also the NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal who participated in a match while serving as a guest host for the Raw TV show. It was also noted that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon had titles sent to Cy Young MLB pitching award winners Clayton Kershaw of the LA Dodgers and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers.
Of course some pro wrestling fans might prefer to see LeBron earn that championship belt. Perhaps a match at WrestleMania 30 in April of 2014? Or at the very least, maybe Vince McMahon will ask King James to guest host an episode of Raw in the Miami area. That's what's best for business.