John Cena Wants To Make WWE History Before Retirement

John Cena at WWE Money In The Bank

John Cena wants to make one more piece of WWE history.

At Money in the Bank, John Cena made a surprise appearance to make a bombshell announcement. After being introduced by Trish Stratus, to the amazement of those watching, Cena announced he was planning to retire from WWE.

The 16-time World Champion spoke of his admiration for WWE fans, before confirming that 2025 will be his last year as a WWE Superstar.

After the show, Cena added more context, explaining he’s planning to wrestle around 40 dates before he finally hangs up his boots. The star also made sure to dismiss the idea he will retire at WrestleMania 41.

John Cena Wants To Break World Title Record

Speaking at the Money in the Bank post-show, John Cena clarified his earlier comments about retirement, suggesting he’ll continue to wrestle until late 2025. Cena was then asked about potentially winning a 17th World Championship which would take him beyond Ric Flair.

“Great question. I would love that opportunity, but those opportunities are earned, and given my past track record, I got some work to do. So what I said tonight about fantastic opportunities, man, the Rumble, that’s a great ticket, right? Elimination Chamber now has some stakes to it, so that’s another great opportunity, and like I said, WrestleMania is not my last [match],

Money in the Bank is another great opportunity, so I know from a straight competitive standpoint, I gotta work my way up from the bottom because I’m a realist. But there are some opportunities scattered in there that if I do harness a little bit more luck, who knows, man? Maybe we really make some history. Either way, I’m excited.”

Cena hasn’t held World Championship gold since 2017.

H/t to Fightful