The premiere episode of “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” hosted by John Cena aired on June 10th on Nickelodeon.
The episode drew 1.1 million viewers. The new version has a top prize of $100,000 and a few rule changes.
As noted, Cena spoke with EW.com to promote “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” During the interview, he explained how WWE helped him prepare for the gig:
“There is no way I can ignore my experience in the WWE for preparing me for something like this, where you not only have to be a vehicle to move the show along but not being afraid to have a personality,” Cena tells EW. “I think that is a lot of WWE is. There are many more things I learned performing in the WWE that helped me with this experience — as they do with every experience.”