A Topsail boy recently got to live his dream of going to WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans after being chosen as a Children's Wish kid.

Brandon Bowen, 9, was born early and diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy.

His mother said he's been through a lot of surgeries in his short life, and requires the use of a wheelchair.

Bowen said it was a dream come true to meet some of his wrestling heroes, including all-time favourite John Cena.

"I jumped up and down, I thought I was going to come out of the chair," Bowen said.

"He [Cena] said, 'You are the champ,' because I had my belt on — I was just freaked. I couldn't say nothing."

Bowen said he traded wristbands with Cena — a trade from one tough guy to another.