The White House Correspondents' Association held their annual Dinner last night, April 30, 2016. The yearly shindig is held by the non-governmental agency responsible for media access to the President and events held at his residence, and is routinely attended by political and media power players from across the nation.
Over the past few years, its reputation as a comedy roast of and by the Commander-in-Chief and the whole capital scene has raised its profile in the mainstream.
All of which is to say, WWE snagging a couple of invites for John Cena and Nikki Bella is (to steal a phrase from Dario Cueto's desk) kind of a big deal.
What isn't surprising is that the first couple of sports entertainment would be super-classy about it and look phenomenal:
❤️ @JohnCena #WHCD pic.twitter.com/okfGcrXcGA— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) May 1, 2016
What a wonderful event with such a beautiful woman https://t.co/OaWPvBEzcC— John Cena (@JohnCena) May 1, 2016
.@JohnCena and Nikki Bella (@BellaTwins) hit the red carpet! https://t.co/v8gZRennkL #WHCD pic.twitter.com/k5fzEfuSm6— ExtraTV (@extratv) May 1, 2016
We have @WWE's hottest here! @JohnCena and #TotalDiva Nikki Bella #WHCD pic.twitter.com/QCMzYUtxDM— People Magazine (@people) April 30, 2016
The Face that Runs the Place and the Fearless One don't seem to have come up in the remarks from President Obama or any of the other speakers, but we do know that at least one member of the press knows with whom they were rubbing elbows:
#JohnCENA!!! Ba ba baba!!! pic.twitter.com/4uZczI6mQo— Ashleigh Banfield (@CNNAshleigh) April 30, 2016
But of course, CNN's Banfield is Canadian, so of course she watches wrestling.