John Cena To Host ESPYs On ABC

John Cena

WWE star, actor and TV host John Cena has been tapped to host The 2016 ESPYs, which ABC will broadcast live on Wednesday, July 13.

Cena, the 15-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion and record-setting Make-A-Wish Foundation granter, is host and executive producer of Fox’s new military-inspired competition series. He also has appeared in hit comedy features Trainwreck and Sisters.

ESPYS 1ESPN’s annual event commemorates the past year in sports by recognizing major achievements of top athletes, reliving unforgettable moments, and saluting the leading performers and performances. The ESPYS raise more than $1 million annually for The V Foundation, the charity founded by ESPN and the late basketball coach Jim Valvano to promote cancer research.

“It is truly an honor to be named host of ‘The 2016 ESPYs,’” said Cena, who is repped by ICM Partners. “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.”

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