Wrestling superstar John Cena is reportedly vying to be the new co-host on Live with Kelly!
The 39-year-old wrestler and actor has been a guest on Kelly Ripa’s morning talk show before and believes he could be the right man to fill Michael Strahan’s empty chair following the former NFL player’s decision to leave in May to join ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ full-time.
In an interview with ‘Extra’, he said: “I would absolutely take it, I would take it in a heartbeat … I would be the first guy to be able to host in the morning and go fight at night.” Cena has been diversifying his career outside of the ring and has appeared in films such as ‘Trainwreck‘, ‘Sisters‘, ‘Daddy’s Home‘ and will be hosting the 2016 ESPY Awards becoming the first wrestler to ever do so. However, the multi-time world champion is adamant he has no intention of following in the footsteps of his peers Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Dave Bautista and giving up grappling for Hollywood stardom.
John Cena has also said: “I don’t plan on leaving the WWE ever. They’re in 180 countries, they have 650 million homes they reach each week, they have over half a billion social followers … why in the name of whatever we believe in would I shut that off? They have such a powerful voice, such an excited fan base, and I actually love doing it.”
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Written By: Monique C. Tillman