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WWE wrestler John Cena to host ESPYS

7 years 9 months 6 days ago Thursday, May 19 2016 May 19, 2016 May 19, 2016 6:27 PM May 19, 2016 in News
Source: ESPN
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LOS ANGELES- WWE star John Cena will be hosting the 24th annual ESPYS in July.

The 15-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion will be the first professional wrestler to host the sports awards show and will be the third athlete to do so, following Lebron James and Lance Armstrong.

Cena said that he never attended the ESPYS or hosted an awards show, however that didn’t stop him from accepting the offer.

“They asked, and of course I said yes," Cena said. "It goes without saying it's a tremendous honor. The prestige of the show grows every year. It's unbelievable.”

“I obviously accepted, but it doesn't go without its share of nerves. I just want to do the show justice. I'm going to do my due diligence and hopefully we can have a great show,” Cena said.

Cena is one of few WWE wrestlers, with the exception of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who have successfully “crossed over” to other platforms.

He is currently the host of “American Grit” and has a featured role on E!’s reality show “Total Diva’s and the upcoming spinoff “Total Bellas.”

Cena has also been in recent movies “Trainwreck” and “Sisters” showing off his comedic side.

Cena has been recovering from shoulder surgery that was performed back in January, and will return to WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” on the end of the month.

"I'm going to be wrestling for as long as I can," Cena said. "It's something I'm very passionate about and something that I love."

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