John Cena may get a mixed crowd reaction from live audiences at WWE events, but no one can deny he is an absolute legend of a human being outside of his job as a professional wrestler.
Cena is one of the most charitable celebrities ever, even holding the record for granting to most wishes ever for the Make-A-Wish foundation. He also regularly makes appearances in support of America’s military. His manta of “Never quit! Never give up!” mirrors the attitude of many of the country’s armed forces.
Cena announced on Wednesday that he would be hosting a new reality show called American Grit, a contest featuring 16 people competing in various “military and survival-themed challenges.” The show will air on FOX.
— John Cena (@JohnCena) November 18, 2015
From The Hollywood Reporter:
‘American Grit’ will follow 16 of the country’s toughest men and women as they’re split into four teams and work together to face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges. Cena will lead an elite group of mentors from the top branches of the U.S. Air Forces who will aid the contestants and push these recruits to the brink.
The show will also feature real-life army personnel, including Act of Valor actor and U.S. Navy Seals trainer Rorke Denver, Purple Heart recipient Noah Galloway, U.S. Marines sergeant Tawanda “Tee” Hanible and U.S. Army sniper and best-selling author of The Reaper, Nick “The Reaper” Irving.
“The U.S Military is the epitome of resolve and dedication, which is why I am so excited to be a part of American Grit,” said Cena in a statement. “This show will not only be a challenging and fierce competition, but it will give viewers a glimpse into the perseverance and training of the men and women of the Armed Forces.”
The 10-episode series does not have an official debut date yet, but you can expect it to air sometime in 2016.