WWE Icon John Cena has often discussed the possibility of his exit from the company and has acknowledged that he doesn’t have much time left in the wrestling world. In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Cena once again addressed his future in WWE.
At the age of 45, Cena began contemplating an exit strategy from WWE, recognizing that he’s approaching the latter stages of his wrestling career. He expressed his desire to give his all to the audience whenever he performs, emphasizing the importance of making meaningful contributions to the company.
“I turned 47 this past year and I don’t have much time left in the WWE. You know, I’m trying to figure out when to close that chapter. I wouldn’t be who I am — professionally or personally — without the WWE, and I promised myself that I would never simply just be there for my own sake. Every time I perform, I want to give my all to the audience. And I’ve got to admit when I hit the 45 mark, I had to begin to try to form an exit strategy and I’m trying to work on that currently.”
Cena mentioned that he wants to do what’s best for WWE, whether it involves a big final match, a final appearance, or any other role that allows him to signal the end of his in-ring career. He’s open to WWE’s suggestions regarding how to close this chapter in his career.
“I just want to do what’s best for the company. If it’s a big final match or if it’s just a final match, or however I can be integrated into the product to let everyone know that this chapter is over, I’m willing to listen to what WWE has to say.”
In addition to his in-ring career, Cena expressed interest in becoming a mentor or coach in WWE. With nearly two and a half decades of experience in the industry, he believes he can offer valuable guidance and perspective to younger talents. Cena has been involved in visiting the WWE Performance Center, showcasing his dedication to helping the next generation of WWE Superstars.
“I do have almost two and a half decades of wisdom built up where I think I can offer a mentor perspective for sure. So, if I am not integrated with the WWE family moving forward and in perpetuity, then I think it’s a waste for everyone involved.”
While John Cena’s in-ring career may be nearing its conclusion, his legacy in WWE is firmly established, and his contributions to the company are expected to continue in various roles, potentially as a mentor or coach for aspiring talent.
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