Cena made the announcement in a video released this morning on Nickelodeon's YouTube channel, along with the news that he's returning to host the Kids' Choice Awards, and premiering a new game show called Keep It Spotless, on which contestants have to "keep it spotless" for huge prizes.
We can tell you where you'll see the WWE superstar first: The Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards will air live from the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, Calif. from 8-9:30 p.m. ET and PT, on March 24.
The event awards and features kids favorites from across the worlds of film, television, music, pop culture, animation and more. Perhaps even more interesting than that is that Cena will be bringing a live-action kids competition series back to Nickelodeon, something I don't think we've seen since the likes of Guts, Wild & Crazy Kids, or Double Dare.
No word on whether Cena will be shown in front of the camera on his gameshow. Zarghami added that asking Cena to host the awards last year and this year was an easy decision both times. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano and Ant Ward.
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Not only do I get to be a cartoon character in the new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, but I get to be a villain, too.
"If you were of my age, you know "Ninja Turtles, ' you were a fan of 'Ninja Turtles, '" said Cena".
Nickelodeon's new competition series is executive produced by Cena and features kids competing in a variety of physical and paint-filled challenges designed with one goal in mind-to stay as clean as possible. "So I've had to have a long talk with myself and say, 'hey, you're not exactly going to be out there 360 days a year if you want to do all this new stuff".