There’s no doubt about it: Even though he’s spent much of it outside of the squared circle, 2016 has kind of been John Cena’s year. He’s going to be the voice of the Hulk in a new Avengers video game; he drove the pace car at the Daytona 500; he signed an endorsement deal with Hefty garbage bags; he even hosted this year’s ESPYs.
This year also saw the debut of American Grit, a reality TV show hosted by Cena that recently finished airing its first season on FOX. While it’s yet to be announced if the show will return for second series, that hasn’t stopped Cena to extend his deal with Leftfield Entertainment, the same people behind Grit, for additional reality TV ventures.
According to Deadline, Cena will serve as an Executive Producer for future projects between himself and Leftfield, all of which will be under the Hard Nocks South banner (which doubles as the name of Cena’s gym). Cena remarks:
“Whether I’m in the ring for WWE or on a TV or film set, I approach all of my work the same way – with focus, authenticity and total commitment. I’m eager to bring that same work ethic to the team at Leftfield, and to create new kinds of programming that can inspire and push people to be their best. I’m living proof of what you can accomplish when that happens.”
The next thing on Cena’s plate? Hosting the Teen Choice Awards on July 31. Hopefully he’s gotten his potty mouth under control by then.