John Cena is all set to bid farewell to the WWE. The wrestler-actor sat down with Entertainment Tonight to promote his new action film, Argylle talked about his possible plans to retire from WWE. Cena made his promising debut in the ring 22 years ago in 2002 and afterwards won the hearts of lots of people for his incredible techniques and talent. Needless to say, for wrestling fans it’s incredibly sad. To know more details keep reading.
John Cena said the time is gonna come and it’s gonna come soon
The 46-year-old star of his retirement plans, “That’s not a maybe. That time is gonna come and it’s gonna come soon.”
Moreover, he revealed his plans of being done from wrestling before 50.
He continued: “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. And 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 noted.
Cena who is turning 47 this April 23 says, “the timeline I’ve put on myself.”
John joked,”It’s tough to juggle both because, you know, when you’re filming Argylle, Matthew [Vaughn] won’t let you go do anything else because of insurance. So as long as the phone keeps ringing and we’ve had some good opportunities here, I’ll kind of preserve that for as long as I can. But even coming back for these one-at-a-time things or short three-month periods, it takes its toll more and more and I’ve just had an incredibly fortunate run with my health. I feel great. I just want to continue to feel great the rest of my life.”
Moreover, talking about the future after his retirement he added that he’s “had at least one match every year in WWE for the past 23 years. I’ve never missed a year, and as long as I can perform, I don’t intend to miss a year.”
“I don’t know if I’ll be free that weekend, but it is a weekend and movies don’t shoot on the weekends,” he said of his appearance at the WrestleMania event in April. “But when I say I’m done — in WWE, they say never say never and a lot of people retire and come back — I’m just being honest with myself. There’s such a great new generation now as well. It’s time to pass the electric energy on to the folks that can be there every day.”