John Cena was in the “Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide” segment on NBC’s “Today” show earlier this morning. Cena was back on “Today” to promote the second season of FOX’s American Grit, which premieres this Sunday.
These ones are region-free
From enormous odds to giant Superstars, John Cena has overcome these insurmountable obstacles. Presented by “American Grit.”
Forced Batista to say “I Quit” … twice
John Cena and Batista both ascended to the top of WWE in 2005. As Cena continued to build his legacy on Raw, The Animal did the same on SmackDown. Five years of jostling to prove they were the top guy in WWE would culminate in an “I Quit” Match at Over the Limit 2010.
In that contest, Batista showed that he would do anything to eliminate The Cenation Leader, including ramming him with a hot rod. However, Cena battled through the chair blasts and car crash to force The Animal to quit with an Attitude Adjustment through the hot rod’s roof. The following night on Raw, Cena attained the ultimate victory as an injured Batista literally quit WWE.
John Cena welcomes 17 new competitors — who have either lost their grit or never had it — to sunny Hampton Island, Ga., on season two of “American Grit,” premiering Sunday, June 11 on FOX. There, Cena and a brand-new group of mentors, known as “The Cadre,” will live alongside these men and women at Camp Grit, where the drama quickly heats up. They will take these competitors under their wings as they lead them through all-new team and individual challenges. In the end, only one competitor will win a quarter of a million dollars, but hopefully, all of them will find their grit.
— American Grit (@AmericanGritFOX) June 6, 2017
This season, The Cadre includes John Burk, an Infantry Drill Sergeant with the U.S. Army; Riki Long, a U.S. Marine; Chloe Mondesir, an Ammunition Technician with the U.S. Marines; and Grady Powell, a Green Beret. The Cadre will build their teams and leverage their very different mentoring styles to prove they have what it takes to help their competitors find their grit. It will be as tough a competition for The Cadre as it is for the teams, as tensions will rise and emotions will flare. But there is some fun to be had when the most unlikely personalities are brought together under one roof — and anything is possible in the Georgia sun.
Each week, the competitors will undergo a series of team challenges designed to test their ability to work together, strategize and lead. The winning team is safe from elimination, but the losers’ fate is in the hands of the winning Cadre leader who selects three rival competitors to face off in a final test of endurance. With these brand-new challenges focusing more on will, desire and mental toughness, rather than mere physical prowess, the strongest may not be the one who survives. With something to prove, they must either wipe their tears and step up or “ring out” and go home.
Check your local listings for more information.