Since his WWE main roster debut in 2002, Cena has wrestled a match every single year, but hasn’t had one yet in 2022.
The former World Champion is not expected to return to WWE again this year, so his streak looks likely to be coming to an end.
John Cena’s WWE streak is ending
Cena debuted on WWE’s main roster as part of the SmackDown brand in 2002, and has wrestled at least one match every single year up until 2021.
Cena actually wrestled 16 times last year during his return to WWE over the summer, which featured a SummerSlam main event against Reigns, who was Universal Champion at the time.
However, Cena has not worked a match for WWE at any point this year, and seems unlikely to show up over the next three months to do so.
2022 could be the first calendar year since his debut that John Cena doesn't have a match of any kind— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) September 22, 2022
Cena started a career in Hollywood in 2017, with his hectic schedule meaning he had to become a part-time WWE Superstar in the process.
However, the 16-time WWE World Champion always ensured that he returned to WWE whenever his schedule allowed for it, such is his dedication to the industry.
Cena did return to WWE this year for an appearance on the June 27 episode of Raw, which Vince McMahon used to celebrate his 20-year career.
Many fans speculated that Cena’s appearance would set up a match at SummerSlam the following month, potentially against Austin Theory, but that didn’t end up happening.
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As noted, many WWE fans speculated that a match between Theory and Cena was being built to, potentially taking place over the summer.
In fact, Cena’s filming schedule has him free until May 2023, at least as things stand, meaning he’s free to return to WWE for a match at the biggest show of the year.
For more news on what the future holds for John Cena within WWE as we head out of 2022 and into 2023, make sure you stay tuned to GiveMeSport.