WWE superstar John Cena has been away from the company for almost two months now to film a Fox reality show, American Grit, and he recently sat down with The Wall Street Journal to promote his appearance in the new comedy film Sisters. During that interview, he dropped a hint about his post-WWE plans may be.
Cena said that though he may no longer wrestle with WWE at some point in the future, he would still want to remain with the company.
“I know that I’m in a time fighting business,” he says. “I’ve always sworn to myself that if I can’t keep up with the current level athletically, it’s my time to take another role, whether that’s commentating on the matches or stepping behind the curtain and molding younger talent. I always want to do whatever I can to help the [professional wrestling] industry. I see firsthand how happy we make kids and families. When you get a kid to sit down and have a conversation with [their] Superman, it’s the coolest thing. It makes their day. That’s a pretty cool, unique thing.”
This recent absence from WWE has been the longest Cena has been away for a non-injury related issue and given his role in the summer blockbuster Trainwreck, it certainly appears on the surface that he is gearing up for life after the squared circle. He’s no longer a spry spring chicken at age 38 despite still being one of the best guys on the roster, and there’s going to come a time when he has to hang it up.
But the good news is that he is committed to the company as ever and still would want to stay on, whereas other former superstars like Edge, Christian and even Shawn Michaels have retired and only appeared in a limited capacity with the company. Cena is a loyal workhorse and no matter what his role with WWE is in the future, he’ll still be a huge draw and considered one of the best.
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