John Cena could be quitting the ring sooner than the WWE Universe would want him to.
The 16-time World Champion recently joined the cast of “Fast & Furious 9” and is strongly following the footsteps of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
At 42, Cena still has a few more in-ring years left in him, but it appears that he isn’t too interested in carrying on with pro wrestling anymore – it could be due to his age or busy Hollywood schedule or that the landscape of WWE is changing.
During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Cena was asked about The Undertaker vs. Goldberg match at WWE Super ShowDown. It was that time when The Champ hinted at a potential retirement from the squared circle.
“I think an individual’s career is up to the individual, I think that’s pretty much the way I can describe that.”
“I’ve been having the same conversation with myself.”
“I’m only 42 but it’s something we’ve got to address each day.”
“It’s individually specific – when those people are ready to stop they’ll stop.”
At WrestleMania 35, Cena donned his Doctor of Thuganomics gimmick and had a brief segment with Elias. The Champ didn’t wrestle at the event – something that hasn’t happened in his career for over a decade.
While fans continue to speculate about Cena’s in-ring career, it’s very likely that WWE would be handing him a 17th World Title reign to surpass Ric Flair‘s long-standing record. The question is: When?
It’s been about two years that Cena hasn’t been in a WWE title picture. Ever since the passing of the torch to Roman Reigns at No Mercy 2017, The Leader Of Cenation has been treated as nothing short of a legend – WWE brings him in strictly for occasional appearances, a schedule quite similar to The Undertaker‘s.
Cena will continue to be WWE’s biggest draw even if he decides to hang up his boots the next morning. Vince McMahon knows how to bring retired legends back and The Franchise Player will return just in time to do “what’s best for business.”