John Cena’s WWE career is considered to be one of the most iconic parts of WWE. Cena joined the company in 2002 and has been with the company for more than 20 years. Cena has won a total of 16 WWE Championship titles, tying the record of the Nature Boy, Ric Flair.
Cena frequently addresses his questions regarding his retirement and in a recent interview, Cena confirmed his retirement from pro wrestling. During the discussion, Cena disclosed a tentative exit date from WWE and shared details about the plans for his final match.
John Cena teases his WWE retirement before age 50
John Cena made the surprising announcement in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, where he was promoting his new movie Argylle. Cena said, “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 odometer say, ‘Hey, that’s gotta be done before 50.”
Cena said that he has plans to retire from professional wrestling before the age of 50. Before this interview, Cena confirmed that he wishes to appear in the ring every day, but his age stops him. Cena explained that his body has aged, and he doesn’t like to deliver a bad performance in the ring to the WWE fans.
Cena played a crucial role in WWE by engaging in singles matches with emerging talents, contributing to the introduction of new Superstars such as Kevin Owens, Austin Theory, and Solo Sikoa during their early careers.
WWE fans also wanted Cena to win another WWE title and break the record set by Ric Flair before his retirement from WWE. If this scenario unfolds, it would serve as a remarkable send-off for the all-time favorite of WWE.
John Cena’s final WWE match venue revealed
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, John Cena made a hint about his last match in WWE. Cena said, “Fans in the UK, WWE fans, they’re the best & fans in London specifically they will let you know how they feel & I don’t think I’ll be able to choose my opponent but if I could choose a venue it’d be the O2 in London”.
Cena made a surprise appearance at the O2 Arena in July 2023, during the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Cena confirmed his desire to have his final match at the O2 Arena in London, England. He said that the fans in the UK are the best and that he would love to perform in front of them one last time.
Cena has been a constant presence in WWE, having at least one match every year for the past 23 years. He has been a part-time performer for WWE since around 2019, but he never misses making special appearances for WrestleMania. With a few months left for WrestleMania 40, Cena is expected to return to WWE soon for a possible match at the grandest stage of all.