John Cena hosting second TV awards show in July

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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The Summer of John Cena continues with WWE’s top star hosting a second awards show in July.

Fox announced Tuesday that Cena and recording artist Victoria Justice will host the 2016 Teen Choice Awards show, airing live on Sunday night, July 31.

Cena, who is nominated for the Male Athlete of the Year, is tapping into his relationship with Fox from the “American Grit” series to reach a younger demographic as host of the show.

Cena is also scheduled to host the “ESPYs” awards show on Wednesday, July 13 in Los Angeles, airing on ABC.

Related to the Teen Choice Awards, Fox mentioned Cena as star of “WWE Raw” in a press release, but did not reference his wrestling career in their official bio description:

“John Cena devotes much of his time working on behalf of numerous charitable causes. He is Make-A-Wish’s most requested wish granter of all time and the only celebrity to grant 500 wishes. Cena is also committed to Susan G. Komen and its support of breast cancer research and awareness, and is a longtime supporter of the U.S. military. He recently was recognized by USO Metro as the recipient of their 2016 Legacy of Achievement Award. In addition to his work in the community, Cena is a powerhouse on social media with more than 41 million Facebook fans, making him the most popular active U.S. athlete on Facebook. Cena is the host and an executive producer of AMERICAN GRIT, FOX’s military-inspired competition series, and has appeared in hit comedies ‘Trainwreck’ and ‘Sisters.'”

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