John Cena says ‘Wrestlemania wasn’t his last night in the ring’

John Cena says 'Wrestlemania wasn't his last night in the ring'

One of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, John Cena, has discussed his intention to leave the business.

The 16-time winner recently overcame a setback at Crown Jewel 2023 to make a comeback.

He made a memorable comeback at WrestleMania 40 Night 2 when he interfered to counter the Bloodline in the Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns bout.

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On the Pat McAfee Show, John Cena was open about his presence at WrestleMania 40 and his plans to stay in the WWE.

Cena said that this wasn’t his last performance when questioned about his WWE position and whether it was his last appearance, saying that he still had some fight left in him. He made it clear that he would only withdraw from the fight if he felt he couldn’t give it his all.

“I’ve speculated a lot about when it is that I hang up the jorts but it wasn’t last night and I still got a little bit of rubber left on the tires. When I feel I can no longer perform at the capacity of the product, it is time to step away. That’s not tough, the toughest thing is that I love it so much.”

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When that time is gone, that means that it’s done. I’m actively trying to craft that path right now. I’ve put a line in the sand for myself for 50 and honestly think it’s going to be before that. There’s your breaking news. I’ll be 47 in a few weeks.”

Whether or not he was involved, John Cena declared that this was the greatest WrestleMania ever. He thanked the WWE stars who were still active for their contributions.

Cena said, “Many are calling this the greatest WrestleMania ever, right? And I agree, what a spectacle, what a fantastic WrestleMania but that’s because of the talent that actually put the time in. I showed up for 90 seconds. This is the greatest WrestleMania with or without my involvement and that is because of the now, the superstars we have now and their contributions to the business.”

John Cena went on to explain that his time in the ring is almost over and that he would always be a part of the WWE family.

According to Cena, he is engaged until Christmas 2024, but he intends to take a vacation from the spotlight in order to return to the WWE for one last run.

John Cena said, “It is gonna be time soon for me to go and I’m embracing that and enjoying it and it allows me to be present. I can say this with the utmost certainty, I will always, always be part of the WWE family but the time to compete in the ring is coming to a close.”