WWE Superstar John Cena To Host Nick’s 2017 'Kids Choice Awards'

WWE Superstar John Cena will once again grace the stage as a host of a major awards show, this time in March for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Cena, who in 2016 hosted the ESPY Awards as well as The Teen Choice Awards, will be front and center for the March 11 Kids’ Choice Awards, which celebrates kids favorites across film, television, music, pop culture and animation, according to network officials. The show will air live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles

“John Cena's energy and larger-than-life personality will bring the most excitement, comedy and fun to this year's Kids’ Choice Awards,” said Shelly Sumpter Gillyard, Senior Vice President, Talent and Events for Nickelodeon.  “He's a big kid at heart, and we can’t wait to give kids around the world a front row seat to this year’s show.”

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