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John Cena hints at calling it time on his WWE career
- Updated: December 15, 2018
A 16-time World Champion and the face of almost all of WWE’s flagship events, there’s nothing more than John Cena could have achieved himself or offered more to his fans. But ever since his hiatus from the World Wrestling Entertainment and a successful stint in his acting career, Cena lost touch with his former profession. Awarded the 2018 Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award for his leadership as a philanthropist. Cena was quite upfront about his future in wrestling.
“It’s a giant relay race, and I’m in the phase where I’m handing the stick off,” Cena told Sports Illustrated. “My time is up. Someone else’s time is now.”
This was a more than subtle way of telling his fans of a possible retirement soon. Moreover, Cena’s last wrestling on television was at the Super Showdown in October. Cena had also confirmed that his return to the WWE will strictly be on the live events and he is not going to be on live television any time soon.
“None of these shows are televised. I’m literally just doing it because I want to get back to a place I feel most comfortable and to working with people I can call my family. And I want to have some fun.” Cena told The Toronto Sun.
Cena also recently said that he feels ‘stupid’ for his brawl with Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Cena lambasted Johnson over his decision to distance himself from the wrestling world and concentrating more on Hollywood. The pair even squared off at consecutive WrestleMania events – WrestleMania 28 and 29 – in 2012 and 2013. Ironically, Cena went on to establish his own career in Hollywood now.
Speaking to ESPN, Cena, from Boston, Massachusetts, said: “This was a giant misunderstanding I had about what Dwayne was doing — what The Rock was doing — because he does movie after movie after movie.
“I know the feeling of wanting to go back — and I’m going back as soon as I can — but I can’t go back until I’m done with this.
Cena is currently on tour promoting his upcoming movie Bumblebee.