John Cena will play against fans at a Nintendo Switch event

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Despite what WWE Superstar John Cena tells you, you’ll be able to see him. To be more specific, you’ll be able to see him at a Nintendo Switch event happening in the lead up to the console’s release.

Nintendo is hosting three events across the U.S. over the next week and a half where fans can come play 1-2-Switch and other Switch games at pop-up locations in California, Colorado and New York. Cena will be popping up along with the Nintendo Switch at the first event in California.

“To make the first stop even more exciting, John Cena will be the special guest at this location,” Nintendo said in a press release. “As a WWE Superstar and actor who is as versatile as the Nintendo Switch console itself, the performer (and Nintendo fan) Cena is the perfect person to kick off this unique tour.Known for his charisma and family-friendly appeal, John Cena will showcase the face-to-face off-TV functionality of 1-2-Switch, a Nintendo Switch launch game that features hilarious activities like milking a cow and participating in a Wild West duel.”

Cena will not only be appearing at the invite-only event, he will be playing 1-2-Switch along with fans and YouTube influencers, Nintendo said, so you can expect some great videos to come out of the California event.

Whether or not Cena will be tossing his opponents around and dropping the Five Knuckle Shuffle on them is yet to be confirmed, although you can bet that he’ll do his best to become champion in all the mini games he plays.

Nintendo shared a design of what the Nintendo Switch pop-ups will look like, which appear to be glass-walled living rooms that could be placed just about anywhere.

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The first event will be Feb. 23 at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California and the second event will be Feb. 27 at Snowmass Village in Colorado. The third event will be March 3 (the Switch launch day) at Madison Square park in New York City with special guests Mario and Luigi.

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