John Cena is heading back to the world of wrestling for a new TV docuseries exploring the "most diabolical antagonists" in WWE history.

The Bumblebee action star, who rose to fame in the ring, is serving as the creator, narrator, and executive producer of WWE Evil, which is described as a "psychological expose" into the industry's biggest baddies and their "impact on mainstream culture".

The show is being developed for U.S. streaming service Peacock, although a launch date has yet to be announced.

Sharing the news with fans on Twitter, Cena wrote, "For every good guy, there has to be a bad one and @WWE has created some of the BEST bad guys (and ladies) in the history of entertainment.

"Excited to highlight those who made us boo, scream, and sometimes cry! WWE Evil on @peacockTV!"

It's not the only sporting docuseries bosses at Peacock optioned this week (begs10May21) – they have also revealed plans to develop a show about the life of iconic American football star Joe Montana from NFL Films officials.