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John Cena gives an honest update regarding his WWE future

Cena has been associated with the WWE since 2002 and has transformed himself into a franchise star for Vince McMahon.

other-sports Updated: Oct 08, 2019 21:27 IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi
John Cena talks about his future with the WWE.
John Cena talks about his future with the WWE. (WWE)
         

John Cena is one of the biggest names in the history of professional wrestling. He has been associated with the WWE since 2002 and has transformed himself into a franchise star for Vince McMahon. But after winning 16 WWE World Championships, Cena has gradually phased himself out from full-time duty as his movie career took off. In his absence, stars like Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, and Braun Strowman have taken the mantle from him.

However, it is still unclear if John Cena would ever make a comeback to the WWE. He recently commented that his body “couldn’t handle the WWE schedule anymore.’

So has he retired from professional wrestling? Apparently no.

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John Cena has confirmed that he intends to wrestle for the WWE in the future and is never going to walk away from the company.

“I will never walk away from the WWE,” Cena told Willie Geist on NBC’s Sunday Today.

“When do I walk away with a sense of mental and physical sanity?” Cena told Sunday Today.

“I’m right at that precipice.”

“I feel great, I’m in the best shape of my life,” he added. “It’s not that I couldn’t continue, but I think from this point on I run the risk of tipping that balance the wrong way.”

Cena is an iconic name in professional wrestling after years of performing at the top for WWE. However, he confirmed that his body wasn’t able to handle the grueling WWE schedule which demanded him to perform for 250 shows a year.

Cena has now established his name in the movie industry with movies such as Blockers, Daddy’s Home 2 and Bumblebee. He is now going to star in the upcoming Fast and Furious 9 movie.

His last WWE appearance was at WrestleMania 35 where he returned in his old gimmick of ‘Doctor of Thuganomics’. His appearance and subsequent performance was well received by the audience.

In 2017, 42-year-old Cena was one of the highest-paid wrestlers in the WWE despite not being a part-time superstar as he raked in an estimated $10 million.

“As I can keep up with the current product, I will perform,” he told Sunday Today.