John Cena Addresses In-Ring Future: “WWE Does Not Need Me”

Is the end of Cenation near?

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John Cena could be retiring from the squared circle soon.

Cena has been on and off WWE for the last few years due to his part-time schedule in the company. Riding high on Hollywood, Cena could be hanging up his boots sooner than expected.

During a recent interview with The Wrap, The Champ made it known that the WWE doesn’t need him at this point and he had to take a step back to realize the (harsh) truth.

“The WWE does not need me. I need it and I love it, and I love every single moment I’m associated with it. But I felt it the first time this year at WrestleMania: I took a step back and looked at everything and (realized) it is such a powerful machine.”

Cena had a brief segment with Elias as the Doctor of Thuganomics at WrestleMania 35. However, the 16-time World Champion didn’t wrestle a match at the event for the first time in 15 years.

“I’d go down to the Performance Center often and speak to the students. I live in Tampa, which is close to Orlando. I am not saying ‘I’m doing this and leaving you guys behind.’ I’m having a talk with the man in the mirror and saying I might be a step slower and I am not sure it is right for me to go on. You always want to walk away at the right time and never want the courtesy clap from the audience.”

Cena wrestled his last WWE match this past January prior to Royal Rumble.

“I am not sick of it, I am just trying to have that realistic conversation that not many people in sports or entertainment — or sports-entertainment — have, they want to hold on to that flame as long as they can. I would much rather leave a lasting impression for what I did than try to milk the system for selfish gain.”