WWE superstar John Cena may be getting more and more hosting gigs and Hollywood movie roles, but he has no plans to leave the WWE. Renee Bargh caught up with Cena while he prepped to host the ESPY Awards, something he said is exciting and nerve-wracking for him.
Cena told Renee, “I don’t plan on leaving the WWE ever. They’re in 180 countries, they have 650 million homes they reach each week, they have over half a billion social followers… why in the name of whatever we believe in would I shut that off? They have such a powerful voice, such an excited fan base, and I actually love doing it.”
He added, “I flew all through the day and night just to show up on ‘Monday Night Raw’ for a minute and a half last night and I loved it — I loved every second of it.”
The 39-year-old may not be leaving the ring anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t pursuing other ventures. His name has been brought up as a possible co-host for “Live With Kelly!” He told us it is a gig he would take if given the chance. Cena said, “I would absolutely take it —I would take it in a heartbeat… I would be the first guy to be able to host in the morning and go fight at night.”
As for the ESPYs, Cena promises an action-packed night of TV tomorrow with a full range of emotions. The show will even address the shootings that have been at the forefront of the news lately. He commented, “I believe it will be an extra-special part of the show.”
The star-studded show will also be attended by Vice President Joe Biden, who will present the Jimmy V Award to Craig Sager. He recently said in a statement, “Like Jimmy Valvano, Craig Sager embodies the best of who we are as Americans. For four decades, Craig’s been the go-to-guy on the sidelines for us to better understand a game we love and its place in our culture.
But in the real game of life, he’s teaching all of us something bigger—how to live life with purpose, determination, and love. On behalf of all Americans, and cancer patients and their families who he inspires every day, I’m honored to be presenting Craig with an award that reminds us as a nation that we can never give up in our fight to end cancer as we know it.”