The 15-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion and actor John Cena will host the 2016 ESPYs, which will broadcast live on Wednesday July 13th, on ABC. The ESPY award ceremony is an annual event, much like the Oscars, where a panel presents awards to major achievements in sports to athletes and coaches. The awards raise more than $1 million every year for The V Foundation, which promotes cancer research. John Cena has been out of the squared circle for a number a months now, due to s shoulder injury.
He showed up for a couple minutes at Wrestlemania 32 in Dallas, because what’s a Wrestlemania nowadays without John Cena, but other than that, he’s been missing in action. In addition to Cena’s success in WWE, he has been in a number of comedy films as of recently, including ‘Trainwreck‘ and ‘Sisters‘, along with his new television show ‘American Grit‘. If that weren’t enough, Cena is the world record holder for granting ‘Make-a-Wish’ appearances for kids.
“It is truly an honor to be named host of ‘The 2016 ESPYS,’” said Cena. “Not only will the biggest names in sports and entertainment come together to recognize some of the most spectacular athletic performances of the year, but we’ll also raise funds for The V Foundation to further much needed cancer research.”
I hope some WWE Superstars show up at the ESPYs this year, and perhaps Cena will give someone the Attitude Adjustment on stage. I’m looking at you Lebron James.
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