WWE legend John Cena has addressed the topic of his potential retirement during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Cena has previously hinted at his eventual retirement, and he confirmed that this time is approaching.
“I made a promise to the consumer early on, to WWE fans, ’cause I know how tough it is to be a fan. You gotta come out of pocket — and WWE has a ton of content — it takes a lot to be a passionate fan and our fanbase is passionate and global. I never wanted to go out there just for the sake of going out there.”
“I’m gonna be 47 this year. I feel great. So inside I feel great, but I know what it takes to be a WWE performer night in and night out and I don’t ever wanna just go out there and do it to do it. I wanna have the passion — the same passion as the fanbase — and I wanna give them exactly what they give me. The miles on the speedometer say, ‘Hey, that’s gotta be done before 50.'”
Cena’s last match took place at Crown Jewel in November, where he faced Solo Sikoa. Following that match, he underwent surgery on both of his arms. Cena has openly discussed the toll that years of wrestling have taken on his body.
As of now, it is unclear whether John Cena will be part of WrestleMania 40. However, his interview on Entertainment Tonight suggests that his retirement match may happen after WrestleMania 40, leaving the door open for a potentially memorable farewell from the wrestling ring.
What are your thoughts on John Cena’s upcoming retirement from WWE, especially considering his desire to leave the ring while still feeling passionate and the impact his departure might have on the wrestling world?