John Cena: I'm good with the fact that WWE do not need me anymore

John Cena

For the first time in a long, long time the WWE Universe unanimously cheered John Cena as he returned at WrestleMania 35 this past Sunday.

It wasn't the Cena we've known for the past 14 years though, it was the 'Doctor of Thuganomics' that had been left behind in 2004.

Cena recycled his old gimmick to interrupt Elias' performance and verbally beat him into submission, even testing the PG waters with some of his innuendos and verbiage.

Most fans will have been left satisfied with Cena's appearance, and to be fair it may have been unfair to a lot of other superstars if he was simply handed a big match after being away for so long.

After his rather brief 'Mania appearance, Cena spoke backstage to Cathy Kelley about his future plans, but he seemingly doesn't have a clue what those are.

“That’s my one rabbit out of the hat, I don’t know what the hell I am going to do after this," Cena told WWE's backstage interviewer.

“For years my contribution on television has helped sell tickets to this event. This year that was not true. And it is still completely sold out and everyone is still completely on the edge of their seat.

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"And I’ve said this since the day I walked in the door – the WWE does not need me or any one individual, it needs the fans.

"I’m at a very good perspective with the fact that they don’t need me. They’re just fine without me. And I’m very grateful to be asked to be even a small part.

"So I’ll even break out the old school stuff just to be a part. I hope it meant a lot to them, because they’ll have no idea how much it meant to me.”

It's more than likely that Cena will have more filming commitments coming up, so we will continue to see less-and-less of him on television going forward.

And considering he was only on television for a period of two weeks between WrestleMania 34 and 35, it seems he's handing down the baton to the likes of Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.

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