John Cena: 16-time World Champion contemplating retirement from WWE. The revelation came in an interview with TMZ sports.
From the time John Cena debuted to face Kurt Angle till recently when he returned at Wrestlemania as the Doctor of Thugonomics, he has achieved a lot in the WWE. In recent times, his appearance in the company has been sporadic with him trying to focus on his Hollywood career.
John Cena’s last match in the WWE was the triple threat between him, Finn Balor and Drew McIntyre for the opportunity to face Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble earlier this year. However, the 16-time champion revealed that at 42, he is seriously contemplating retirement from wrestling altogether.
In an interview with TMZ sports, Cena said:
”You always want to walk away at the right time and never want the courtesy clap from the audience… I am not sick of it; I am just trying to have that realistic conversation that not many people in sports or entertainment — or sports-entertainment – have. They want to hold on to that flame as long as they can.”
”I would much rather leave a lasting impression for what I did then try to milk the system for selfish gain.”
The conversation happened over the controversial match between The Undertaker and Goldberg. To which he initially said that retirements should be left to an individual to decide. He then reflected on his own in-ring career.
”I’ve been having the same conversation with myself. I’m only 42 but it’s something we’ve got to address each day. It’s individually specific – when those people are ready to stop, they’ll stop.”
”I am not saying, ‘I’m doing this and leaving you guys behind. I’m having a talk with the man in the mirror and saying I might be a step slower and I am not sure it is right for me to go on.”