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2017-12-01 07:40:30 AM  
The lawsuit also stated that Cena sold the car along with his other properties to pay bills. However, he might not enjoy the money he made from it as Ford is demanding that he hand them the overall profit from the sale. They also ask that the celebrity pay them for damages.
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Cena is engaged to Nikki Bella and the couple is already prepping for their upcoming wedding. In November, Cena revealed that they have "already covered a lot of ground."
In one episode of "Total Bellas," Bella revealed that she already set a date.


Hrmm, I lack the writing skills to stretch this story out more than a few short paragraphs... I know, I'll just add some reality t.v. gossip for fill.

/your blog sucks.
 
2017-12-01 07:54:55 AM  
Next Subby will tell me he has Brazilian girlfriends.
 
2017-12-01 07:56:53 AM  
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2017-12-01 08:12:01 AM  

foo monkey: Next Subby will tell me he has Brazilian girlfriends.


No, they're Canadian, you wouldn't know them.
 
2017-12-01 08:25:35 AM  
I guess the time was now...
 
2017-12-01 08:27:32 AM  
How did they see him do it?
 
2017-12-01 08:27:55 AM  
How does one "face charges" in a civil suit?
 
2017-12-01 08:32:21 AM  
Spending $500,000 in repairs on a Ford does not mean that you now have a $500,000 Ford
 
2017-12-01 08:34:13 AM  
I spent several moments trying to come up with a "Hustle Loyalty and Respect" meme... but couldn't think of anything that wasn't tortured and unbelievable.

/kinda like...
///...okay, I'll shuffle on now.
 
2017-12-01 08:35:43 AM  
The 2005-2006 Ford GT (the last time them made them) never depreciated.  How many cars can you say that about?
 
2017-12-01 08:37:03 AM  
Well that was dumb.  He could hold onto it for two years and it'd have been $1 million or more.  He's also likely blacklisted for life for any other rare releases from Ford, and the people at places like Ferrari don't take too kindly to this in your history either.
 
2017-12-01 08:38:12 AM  
At first I was thinking "it's his car, he can do what he damn well pleases with it", but then TFA revealed that he signed a contract agreeing not to sell it for 2 years. Ford carefully selected him as one of the few people who would be allowed to buy the vehicle because it's part of their marketing strategy to make sure the few people who get the really fancy cars are squarely in the public eye, and generally perceived well.

John Cena willingly entered a contract, then broke it. Let Ford sue him.
 
2017-12-01 09:02:51 AM  

Marksrevenge: At first I was thinking "it's his car, he can do what he damn well pleases with it", but then TFA revealed that he signed a contract agreeing not to sell it for 2 years. Ford carefully selected him as one of the few people who would be allowed to buy the vehicle because it's part of their marketing strategy to make sure the few people who get the really fancy cars are squarely in the public eye, and generally perceived well.

John Cena willingly entered a contract, then broke it. Let Ford sue him.


Yeah, this was very up front for the buyers. They had to apply to even be considered to get one (due to the massive demand) and then they needed to sign that contract once selected. No way he didn't know.

And this sort of thing is not unknown for low production cars that are in massive demand.
 
2017-12-01 09:06:47 AM  
While the GT seems like a kick-ass car in almost every respect, other than it's investment value is it really worth $500K?
 
2017-12-01 09:19:55 AM  

akula: Marksrevenge: At first I was thinking "it's his car, he can do what he damn well pleases with it", but then TFA revealed that he signed a contract agreeing not to sell it for 2 years. Ford carefully selected him as one of the few people who would be allowed to buy the vehicle because it's part of their marketing strategy to make sure the few people who get the really fancy cars are squarely in the public eye, and generally perceived well.

John Cena willingly entered a contract, then broke it. Let Ford sue him.

Yeah, this was very up front for the buyers. They had to apply to even be considered to get one (due to the massive demand) and then they needed to sign that contract once selected. No way he didn't know.

And this sort of thing is not unknown for low production cars that are in massive demand.


It's one reason I always tell people never, ever, sign a contract unless you've read and understand it in its entirety.  My ex-wife used to get pissed at me for always reading a sales contract rather that just signing where I was told to sign.  She's later get pissed when terms of the contract bit her.
 
2017-12-01 09:20:18 AM  
Flappyhead

How did they see him do it?

Well he is John Cena, not John Doe and well Carfax. These are not mass produced vehicles, I am sure they have alerts that come up when certain VINs are registered.
 
2017-12-01 09:20:29 AM  

garandman1a: While the GT seems like a kick-ass car in almost every respect, other than it's investment value is it really worth $500K?


They might be able to charge less per car if they took advantage of economy of scale. As it is, they plan to make something like one per day. It's all part of their marketing strategy - make a really kickass car that most people can't afford, make it rare and exclusive to the rich and famous, and it'll get lots of attention. And fans of the car might feel better about buying Ford's more affordable offerings.
 
2017-12-01 09:24:04 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Flappyhead

How did they see him do it?

Well he is John Cena, not John Doe and well Carfax. These are not mass produced vehicles, I am sure they have alerts that come up when certain VINs are registered.


The alert sounds like BRAPADOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2017-12-01 09:26:59 AM  

PreMortem: The lawsuit also stated that Cena sold the car along with his other properties to pay bills. However, he might not enjoy the money he made from it as Ford is demanding that he hand them the overall profit from the sale. They also ask that the celebrity pay them for damages.
--------------------------------------​--------------------------------------​--------------------------------------​-------------------------
Cena is engaged to Nikki Bella and the couple is already prepping for their upcoming wedding. In November, Cena revealed that they have "already covered a lot of ground."
In one episode of "Total Bellas," Bella revealed that she already set a date.

Hrmm, I lack the writing skills to stretch this story out more than a few short paragraphs... I know, I'll just add some reality t.v. gossip for fill.

/your blog sucks.


You forgot to add the paragraph stating that he signed a contract with ford stating that he would keep it a minimum of four years. Instead he immediatly sold it for a huge profit. So clearly it's a contract violation.
 
2017-12-01 09:29:17 AM  

garandman1a: While the GT seems like a kick-ass car in almost every respect, other than it's investment value is it really worth $500K?


Leno has one and speaks pretty highly of it.

It's not my cup of tea, but it looks like a lot of fun and you can drive it for a couple years and make a tidy profit when you sell it, so I suppose it's 'worth' 500K.

2017 Ford GT - Jay Leno's Garage
Youtube 7-MCdfqL61E
 
2017-12-01 09:30:42 AM  

Smoking GNU: PreMortem: The lawsuit also stated that Cena sold the car along with his other properties to pay bills. However, he might not enjoy the money he made from it as Ford is demanding that he hand them the overall profit from the sale. They also ask that the celebrity pay them for damages.
--------------------------------------​--------------------------------------​--------------------------------------​-------------------------
Cena is engaged to Nikki Bella and the couple is already prepping for their upcoming wedding. In November, Cena revealed that they have "already covered a lot of ground."
In one episode of "Total Bellas," Bella revealed that she already set a date.

Hrmm, I lack the writing skills to stretch this story out more than a few short paragraphs... I know, I'll just add some reality t.v. gossip for fill.

/your blog sucks.

You forgot to add the paragraph stating that he signed a contract with ford stating that he would keep it a minimum of four years. Instead he immediatly sold it for a huge profit. So clearly it's a contract violation.


Minimum of two years, i mean.
 
2017-12-01 09:35:20 AM  

grokca: foo monkey: Next Subby will tell me he has Brazilian girlfriends.

No, they're Canadian, you wouldn't know them.


Do they know Joe from Canada?
 
2017-12-01 09:39:34 AM  

Smoking GNU: Smoking GNU: PreMortem: The lawsuit also stated that Cena sold the car along with his other properties to pay bills. However, he might not enjoy the money he made from it as Ford is demanding that he hand them the overall profit from the sale. They also ask that the celebrity pay them for damages.
--------------------------------------​--------------------------------------​--------------------------------------​-------------------------
Cena is engaged to Nikki Bella and the couple is already prepping for their upcoming wedding. In November, Cena revealed that they have "already covered a lot of ground."
In one episode of "Total Bellas," Bella revealed that she already set a date.

Hrmm, I lack the writing skills to stretch this story out more than a few short paragraphs... I know, I'll just add some reality t.v. gossip for fill.

/your blog sucks.

You forgot to add the paragraph stating that he signed a contract with ford stating that he would keep it a minimum of four years. Instead he immediatly sold it for a huge profit. So clearly it's a contract violation.

Minimum of two years, i mean.


I didn't paste the whole article because what peeved me was that the author decided to abruptly go from the Ford story to the reality tv gossip. It looks like two completely different articles on the same page. Perhaps she got paid by the word.
 
2017-12-01 09:46:51 AM  

PreMortem: I didn't paste the whole article because what peeved me was that the author decided to abruptly go from the Ford story to the reality tv gossip. It looks like two completely different articles on the same page. Perhaps she got paid by the word.


It would not surprise me if the author consciously decided to pad the piece with unrelated gossip magazine fluff. The transition annoyed me too. I clicked wanting to read about a half million dollar car causing a legal dispute. Maybe the author thought the other stuff would interest people who didn't care about the car and clicked because John Cena.

It almost made me wonder if she had a partially completed article about him, and learning about the car thing she pulled it up, tacked on the car stuff, and mailed it in.
 
2017-12-01 09:47:18 AM  
Big guys and sports cars rarely go hand in hand. And the fact that he knew about the contract and willfully broke it tells me either this guy is strapped for cash or really isn't into Ford like The Rock is.
 
2017-12-01 09:48:17 AM  
Eh, I wouldn't mind these kinds of cases being tested in court. These bullshiat contracts might turn out to be unenforceable beyond blackballing. He farking bought it, he can sell it. Ford can go pound sand AFAIC.
 
2017-12-01 10:00:34 AM  

drewogatory: Eh, I wouldn't mind these kinds of cases being tested in court. These bullshiat contracts might turn out to be unenforceable beyond blackballing. He farking bought it, he can sell it. Ford can go pound sand AFAIC.


I'm gonna side with Ford here. A CONDITION of buying it is that he doesn't resell it was one of the reasons they agreed to sell it to him. If he wasn't going to abide by that, Ford wouldn't have sold THEIR property to him.
 
2017-12-01 10:08:15 AM  

Gary-L: akula: Marksrevenge: At first I was thinking "it's his car, he can do what he damn well pleases with it", but then TFA revealed that he signed a contract agreeing not to sell it for 2 years. Ford carefully selected him as one of the few people who would be allowed to buy the vehicle because it's part of their marketing strategy to make sure the few people who get the really fancy cars are squarely in the public eye, and generally perceived well.

John Cena willingly entered a contract, then broke it. Let Ford sue him.

Yeah, this was very up front for the buyers. They had to apply to even be considered to get one (due to the massive demand) and then they needed to sign that contract once selected. No way he didn't know.

And this sort of thing is not unknown for low production cars that are in massive demand.

It's one reason I always tell people never, ever, sign a contract unless you've read and understand it in its entirety.  My ex-wife used to get pissed at me for always reading a sales contract rather that just signing where I was told to sign.  She's later get pissed when terms of the contract bit her.


There's almost no way that Cena didn't know what he was signing. Of all the guys in the wrestling business he's nearly OCD with wanting to know everything, from all of the contract minutia to what the sales numbers of his merch and what the gate is of every ton he's in. It's unlikely he just signed a contract without making sure it wasn't going to affect other aspects of his franchise or life.

Aside from Lesnar I thought he was the highest paid wrestler, his wife has a reality TV show, and he's in acting roles. What bills does the dude have that necessitate selling a 500k car he contractually obligated not to sell? Bella must want on hell of a wedding.
 
2017-12-01 10:08:48 AM  
The one time he's NOT supposed to sell and he does. Go figure.
 
2017-12-01 10:16:22 AM  
From what I've heard, he's a good dude and does a lot of work for the Make a Wish Foundation.

But.....

I doubt many of us are going to take his side on this.
 
2017-12-01 10:19:23 AM  
John Cena Prank Call ANIMATED
Youtube -NkhD3xquMU


/Probably fake, but still funny.
 
2017-12-01 10:32:39 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: Gary-L: akula: Marksrevenge: At first I was thinking "it's his car, he can do what he damn well pleases with it", but then TFA revealed that he signed a contract agreeing not to sell it for 2 years. Ford carefully selected him as one of the few people who would be allowed to buy the vehicle because it's part of their marketing strategy to make sure the few people who get the really fancy cars are squarely in the public eye, and generally perceived well.

John Cena willingly entered a contract, then broke it. Let Ford sue him.

Yeah, this was very up front for the buyers. They had to apply to even be considered to get one (due to the massive demand) and then they needed to sign that contract once selected. No way he didn't know.

And this sort of thing is not unknown for low production cars that are in massive demand.

It's one reason I always tell people never, ever, sign a contract unless you've read and understand it in its entirety.  My ex-wife used to get pissed at me for always reading a sales contract rather that just signing where I was told to sign.  She's later get pissed when terms of the contract bit her.

There's almost no way that Cena didn't know what he was signing. Of all the guys in the wrestling business he's nearly OCD with wanting to know everything, from all of the contract minutia to what the sales numbers of his merch and what the gate is of every ton he's in. It's unlikely he just signed a contract without making sure it wasn't going to affect other aspects of his franchise or life.

Aside from Lesnar I thought he was the highest paid wrestler, his wife has a reality TV show, and he's in acting roles. What bills does the dude have that necessitate selling a 500k car he contractually obligated not to sell? Bella must want on hell of a wedding.


I agree with what you're saying.  I merely posted an anecdotal story because people are posting here how "John Cena can do whatevah he wants with HIS property WHARGARBBLLLL", when I knew, before even reading the article, that there was a clause which stipulated he had to retain ownership of the vehicle for two years.

I'm betting the people who claim Cena will win have no clue how contracts work.  So long as there are no clauses that are illegal or go against public policy, a contract can stipulate restrictions for disposal of the property.  For example: Ford could have inserted a Right of First Refusal clause.
 
2017-12-01 10:40:57 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Flappyhead

How did they see him do it?

Well he is John Cena, not John Doe and well Carfax. These are not mass produced vehicles, I am sure they have alerts that come up when certain VINs are registered.


*blink*

I don't know if I should laugh or just step away.
 
2017-12-01 10:45:51 AM  
John Cena's Boxing Debut. . .

John Cena's Boxing Debut
Youtube tcYiZenaNgw
 
2017-12-01 11:09:20 AM  
After Clarkson experience with the GT, I'd say this was the ONLY reason to buy a GT.
 
kab
2017-12-01 11:21:46 AM  
Sandbagging your way to a LeMans win with a non production vehicle, making barely enough of them after the fact to qualify for the class you ran in, then mandating that perspective buyers fill out applications to be considered "worthy" of purchase.

Ford can royally go fark themselves with this car, and the GT350's that they have no problem allowing their dealers to have an ADM fest over.

/so can every other mfr that pulls this kind of shiat.
 
2017-12-01 11:31:37 AM  
WTF is this doing on the Entertainment tab?
 
2017-12-01 11:43:20 AM  

Hillbilly Jim: WTF is this doing on the Entertainment tab?



Would you rather have it on the sports tab?

/BTW, you were awesome with the WWF during your prime.
 
2017-12-01 11:48:56 AM  

kab: Sandbagging your way to a LeMans win with a non production vehicle, making barely enough of them after the fact to qualify for the class you ran in, then mandating that perspective buyers fill out applications to be considered "worthy" of purchase.

Ford can royally go fark themselves with this car, and the GT350's that they have no problem allowing their dealers to have an ADM fest over.

/so can every other mfr that pulls this kind of shiat.


That would be pretty much every other manufacturer that makes cars in this same class.
 
2017-12-01 12:00:52 PM  

The_Sponge: Hillbilly Jim: WTF is this doing on the Entertainment tab?


Would you rather have it on the sports tab?

/BTW, you were awesome with the WWF during your prime.


CSB....

I wrestled at heavyweight in high school and college and grew up in the hills of north central PA. At one match when I was a junior I hit a lateral drop on a guy and a few guys on the team started clapping and singing Don't Go Messin' with a Country Boy. My name being Jim the nickname kinda stuck for awhile and thought it would make a decent Fark handle.
 
2017-12-01 12:12:37 PM  

drewogatory: Eh, I wouldn't mind these kinds of cases being tested in court. These bullshiat contracts might turn out to be unenforceable beyond blackballing. He farking bought it, he can sell it. Ford can go pound sand AFAIC.


These "bullshiat contracts" mean that the people buying them get to buy them at a steep discount in exchange for a very small consideration - they hold them for two years. Oh, the humanity! The piteable rich and famous having to hold up their end of a reasonable, mutually beneficial contract!
 
2017-12-01 12:15:16 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: garandman1a: While the GT seems like a kick-ass car in almost every respect, other than it's investment value is it really worth $500K?

Leno has one and speaks pretty highly of it.

It's not my cup of tea, but it looks like a lot of fun and you can drive it for a couple years and make a tidy profit when you sell it, so I suppose it's 'worth' 500K.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/7-MCdfqL​61E]


That was a cool watch. It's really clear how passionate he is about his cars.
 
2017-12-01 12:19:53 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: CSB....

I wrestled at heavyweight in high school and college and grew up in the hills of north central PA. At one match when I was a junior I hit a lateral drop on a guy and a few guys on the team started clapping and singing Don't Go Messin' with a Country Boy. My name being Jim the nickname kinda stuck for awhile and thought it would make a decent Fark handle.



Haha!  I like it!
 
kab
2017-12-01 12:22:49 PM  

akula: kab: Sandbagging your way to a LeMans win with a non production vehicle, making barely enough of them after the fact to qualify for the class you ran in, then mandating that perspective buyers fill out applications to be considered "worthy" of purchase.

Ford can royally go fark themselves with this car, and the GT350's that they have no problem allowing their dealers to have an ADM fest over.

/so can every other mfr that pulls this kind of shiat.

That would be pretty much every other manufacturer that makes cars in this same class.


Aston Martin, Chevrolet, and Porsche do not put any sort of purchase or resale stipulations on the platforms their race versions are built from (though the RSR is an interesting exception with its engine placement that AFAIK isn't mimicked in any of the production versions of the 911).   Ferrari does the same sort of nonsense with limiting the buyers for the 488GTB, but those can be found used)
 
2017-12-01 12:35:01 PM  

kab: and the GT350's that they have no problem allowing their dealers to have an ADM fest over.


I'm sorry, you'll have to remind me, which provision in dealer franchise agreements allows Ford to dictate what prices dealers may sell vehicles at?
 
2017-12-01 12:42:31 PM  
If you need to buy & flip a car that fast PLUS other assets to play your bills, it makes me wonder how far in the hole Cena is. Either he needs to tell Nikki to cut back on the shopping, get back to wrestling full time or start booking every movie & TV role he can (maybe all three).
 
2017-12-01 12:44:05 PM  

isamudyson: If you need to buy & flip a car that fast PLUS other assets to play your bills, it makes me wonder how far in the hole Cena is. Either he needs to tell Nikki to cut back on the shopping, get back to wrestling full time or start booking every movie & TV role he can (maybe all three).


IRS, has to be.
 
kab
2017-12-01 01:06:47 PM  

Enigmamf: kab: and the GT350's that they have no problem allowing their dealers to have an ADM fest over.

I'm sorry, you'll have to remind me, which provision in dealer franchise agreements allows Ford to dictate what prices dealers may sell vehicles at?


There isn't one.  And thanks to artificial scarcity on Fords behalf, the behavior is encouraged.

So yeah, fark them.
 
2017-12-01 01:09:13 PM  

isamudyson: If you need to buy & flip a car that fast PLUS other assets to play your bills, it makes me wonder how far in the hole Cena is. Either he needs to tell Nikki to cut back on the shopping, get back to wrestling full time or start booking every movie & TV role he can (maybe all three).


He could just not have much in the way of liquidity. If all his available money is tied up in real estate and cars and he suddenly needs a few million to pay for a wedding or another property he just can't do without, he can always sell one of those assets (unless he's signed a contract saying he can't sell it, the dummy). "Paying bills" sounds like lawyer-speak to me, carefully chosen to garner sympathy for the poor guy who is worth... $55,000,000 according to therichest.com
 
2017-12-01 01:26:25 PM  
Maybe he sold the car and pocketed the $$$ because his future wife was going to get it in the divorce anyway.
 
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