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The WWE fan from Guelph, Ont. was in need of accessible seating for the Money in the Bank show at Scotiabank Arena, and world champion Cody Rhodes came to his rescue.

Ashweke, who uses a wheelchair to get around, recently won a Toys R Us contest for a free ticket to attend the WWE’s Money in the Bank show, which took place at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto over the weekend.
“One of the first things I said to Toys R Us when I won the contest, I said, ‘All right, look, before this goes any further, you need to know I need accessible seating,’” Ashweke explained during an appearance on CJOY radio in Guelph on Tuesday morning. “And they’re like, ‘Yep, don’t worry about it.’”
But within a day, the retailer emailed Ashweke to let him know that the accessibility seating for the show had sold out and to offer him the cash value of the tickets. That prompted him to create a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, to express his disappointment.
“So when I took the social media, I was hoping the best-case scenario was just to get somebody’s attention and they change the policies going forward,” Ashweke explained. So at least this won’t happen to somebody else. Because I do accessibility advocacy here in Guelph, both provincially and federally, I was like, okay, maybe if I can make some waves, change will happen.”


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