John Cena to Voice New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Baddie for Nickelodeon

Saturday, 13 Jan, 2018

The second man to become a 16-time World Champion in WWE will also reprise his role as the host for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, though one has to wonder how all of the people in attendance will see him.

The star of the WWE, John Cena will be responsible for entertaining the Kids Choice Awards next March.

With the announcement, Cena becomes the third host behind Whitney Houston and Rosie O'Donnell to host the ceremony back to back years.

On top of all of this, John Cena recently announced via Twitter that he was entering WWE's upcoming Royal Rumble, the victor of which earns a title shot at WrestleMania 34 from New Orleans.

No word on whether Cena will be shown in front of the camera on his gameshow.

Cena said in a statement, "I'm thrilled to partner with Nickelodeon on three big projects that run the range of what kids love-slime-filled live events, awesomely cool animation and competition shows where kids take their shot at being the best..." "This is especially fun as I get to be a bad guy, which is not normal for me, so I was really drawn to being a villain, especially with the iconic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" brand and Nickelodeon". Additional Kids' Choice Awards news, including categories and presenters, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Cena's Turtles character, Baron Draxum, is described as "an alchemist warrior mutant who seeks to turn all of humanity into mutants".

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. After each game, a 360-degree scanner will measure each team's mess to determine who kept it the most tidy. The series is produced by ITV Entertainment and Hard Nocks South, based on a United Kingdom format from Possessed.