PEORIA, Ill. – The Shield joined an elite group of Superstars by granting their first individual wish when they met Make-A-Wish’s Jessie.
An honor bestowed upon few, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and United States Champion Dean Ambrose were humbled by their visit with the 14-year-old, which happened just a few days before WWE and Make-A-Wish celebrated World Wish Day on April 29.
“It was awesome,” Rollins said. “Jessie was in super good spirits. She had a lot of fun. She had a heck of a hug on her!”
Rollins agreed with his fellow Shield member’s sentiment about the teen from Elkhorn, Wisc.
“Anytime you can meet someone who is that excited — and you can see that much joy in their eyes and you can feel it when you hug them — and they’re squeezing you and you can tell they don’t want to let go, it’s humbling,” Rollins said. “It’s a blessing to be involved with something so special.”
Ambrose said it’s a powerful feeling to know that as a Superstar, he could make a young WWE fan’s day so much brighter by just saying hello.
“Just to see somebody so happy just to see you … it makes you feel really good that you’re able to do something nice for somebody without really having to do anything,” the United States Champion said. “The benefit is to us, because it makes us feel so good.”
Rollins was incredibly flattered to join the ranks of John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio and the other Superstars and Divas who have been asked for individual wishes.
“It’s just an honor that she chose us to do that,” Rollins told WWECommunity.com. “It’s really humbling and an awesome experience.”