John Cena To Retire Earlier Than Planned

John Cena

John Cena will retire sooner rather than later.

At WrestleMania 40, John Cena made a surprise appearance during a wild main event which ended with Cody Rhodes becoming Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.

During the match, both Jimmy and Jey Uso got involved, Solo Sikoa attacked Rhodes, Cena attacked Sikoa, The Rock took out Cena, The Undertaker took out The Rock, and Seth Rollins got taken about by Roman Reigns twice.

The appearance reignited speculation about Cena’s future, given the star has been open about his limited time left in the ring.

Appearing on The Pat McAfee Show, Cena said that while the end is in sight, he’s still got a little bit more to give.

“That means that I’ve speculated a lot about when it is that I hang up the jorts. But it wasn’t last night, and I still got a little bit of rubber left on the tires.”

John Cena Planning For Retirement

Although his love of wrestling and WWE remains as strong as ever, Cena admits he’s changed his expectations when it comes to retirement. The 16-time World Champion said he’d previously planned to retire at 50, but it’s likely his last match will happen before then.

“Yeah, so when that when that time is gone, that means that it’s done. I’m actively trying to craft that path right now. So I’ve put a line in the sand of myself for 50 and I honestly think it’s going to be before that. There’s your breaking news. I’ll be 47 In a few weeks.”

Cena hasn’t wrestled since being defeated by Solo Sikoa at Crown Jewel in November 2023. In the weeks after that event and his match with Austin Theory earlier in the year, John Cena was open about how much he physically struggles to perform now he’s in his late 40s.

H/t to WrestlingNews.Co