WWE star John Cena to host 2016 ESPYS on July 13

Thursday May 19th, 2016

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Professional wrestler John Cena will host the 2016 ESPY Awards from Los Angeles on July 13, he announced on Twitter.

The 15-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion is just the third athlete to host the award show, which celebrates its 24th anniversary in July. Former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong was the first athlete to host in 2006. Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James served as a co-host with Jimmy Kimmel in 2007.

"They asked, and of course I said yes," Cena told ESPN.com. "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."

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In addition to his work on WWE, Cena has recently appeared in the comedy films “Trainwreck” and “Sisters.”

Cena is currently recovering from a shoulder surgery in January and is expected to be back in the ring on May 30.

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