The partnership between ESPN and WWE is about to go one level deeper. According to ESPN Media Zone, WWE Superstar, actor and television host John Cena, will host The ESPYS LIVE on ABC Wednesday, July 13th at 8p ET.
Cena, has starred in the TV show American Grit, and the films Trainwreck, Sisters, The Marine, and 12 Rounds. He will be joined by top athletes and celebrities to honor the past year in sports by recognizing major achievements, reliving unforgettable moments, and saluting the leading performers and performances.
“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.”
In addition to performing as a WWE Superstar, actor, TV host and philanthropist, Cena spends much of his time working on behalf of numerous charitable causes. He’s also one of social media’s most followed personalities. An impressive 41 million fans follow him on Facebook, making him the most popular active U.S. athlete on the platform.