John Cena, a cornerstone of WWE, shared insights about his retirement during the WWE Money in the Bank post-show press conference, discussing the timing and future involvement with the company.

When asked about his decision to retire now, Cena explained, “The timing wasn’t entirely up to me. I approached WWE with the idea, and they suggested this timeframe as ideal if we were ever going to do it. The business is currently thriving, with incredible popularity and awareness. Major milestones, like the upcoming Netflix debut, are particularly significant.”

Cena continued, “I’m proud that WWE still sees me as someone they can call upon. When they said, ‘Remember that idea you had? We think the time is now,’ it warmed my heart. It meant a lot that my idea resonated with them. They saw value in bringing us all together, creating excitement, and writing stories we could bring to life. I’m flattered to be part of something so meaningful.”

Cena also clarified that his final run won’t conclude at WrestleMania. Instead, he plans to perform at “mid-thirties to forties” events, spanning from January to December 2025, giving fans a significant farewell tour.


Despite stepping back from in-ring competition, Cena reassured fans of his continued presence within WWE:

“I intend to stay connected with the WWE family for a long time. I have no plans to distance myself from this business that I love.”

John Cena’s retirement marks the end of an era, but his legacy and influence will undoubtedly continue to shape WWE for years to come. Fans can look forward to his farewell tour and his ongoing contributions to the world of professional wrestling.

What are your thoughts on John Cena’s retirement plans and his final run with WWE? How do you feel about his decision to remain connected with the company even after stepping back from in-ring competition? Share your opinions and any favorite John Cena moments in the comments below!

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