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John Cena bet this pitcher a dollar that he wouldn't make the Majors, but now he's got to pay up

On Tuesday night, the Padres welcomed another top prospect to the Majors when lefty Logan Allen made his debut. The Padres' No. 7-ranked prospect per MLB Pipeline, Allen came out and threw a gem, blanking the Brewers for seven shutout innings.

And it all had to do with famed wrestler/actor/entertainment mogul and, apparently, motivational speaker, John Cena.

OK not really, but there's a pretty great connection between the two that came to a head as soon as it was confirmed that Logan was getting called up by the Padres.

You see, well before Allen pitched his way up through the Minors, he met Cena at a restaurant and the two struck up a conversation that resulted in Cena betting Allen a dollar he wouldn't make the Majors. It was a symbolic gesture and an excellent motivator for the kid:

It's happening.

Cena was at Petco Park to watch Allen's debut on Tuesday night, so he saw what the lefty was capable of doing on the mound -- and witnessed firsthand the result of the arrangement the two made back when Allen was still dreaming of his first day on a big league mound.

It sounds like Cena will make the ceremonial repaying of the dollar on Wednesday, and it'll be a great moment for sure:

Everything pretty much came full circle with this story, given Allen's dominance on Tuesday night.

This whole thing sounds like it's taken straight out of a movie, doesn't it? Congrats to both Allen and Cena on a quirky little story neither of them will forget anytime soon.

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