Although the majority of die-hard wrestling fans might not care about what’s hitting the headlines regarding John Cena’s personal life, they’ll certainly be interested in knowing what his future in the squared circle could hold.
By now, WWE fans have come to terms with the fact that Cena is now phasing out and sooner rather than later, his in-ring career will be over for good. That’s primarily down to the fact that his stock in Hollywood has continued to increase and the bigger his name gets, the more opportunities will fall on his plate.
So, the more projects he dives into, he won’t have that much time to devote to the WWE and engage in even more compelling storylines.
Obviously, Cena will return at some point down the line. His last major story saw him calling out The Undertaker for a match at WrestleMania 34, only for it to fall flat when The Deadman squashed him in a matter of minutes - which is why fans are assuming a rematch with a complete story could be on the cards next year.
He also competed last month at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where he defeated Triple H, but hasn’t been seen since.
Although he’s in the middle of a breakdown while trying to win back Nikki Bella, ESPN caught up with the 16-time world champion and was asked about what his future in the business could hold as Hollywood continues to take up the majority of his time.
Cena admitted that he wants to try these new opportunities and claimed that it’s all down to WWE that’s he’s in the position he’s in. However, he revealed that whenever he does get some free time, he’ll return to the WWE.
According to Ringside News, he said: “I’m far from done with the WWE. The WWE will always be my home, but in this current state of affairs right now with all this extra cool stuff that’s going on, it’s fun to try.
“It’s a great time to be able to take a chance, and I’m eternally grateful to the WWE and its audience for bringing me to this point. I realise I’d be nowhere without them and I never forget them.
“I promise as soon as I have any sort of downtime like I had when I was at the Greatest Royal Rumble and the string of shows I did before WrestleMania, any free time I get will not be free - it will be spent at my home in the WWE.”
Fans’ thoughts towards Cena have somewhat changed over the years, certainly from the perspective of the older audience.
Of course, there will always be those fans that are 100% ‘anti-Cena’ and can’t wait to see the back of him. However, there are also fans who know how valuable Cena has been and any chance we get to see him in the ring, it needs to be remembered as it won’t be that way for too long.
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