India’s favourite WWE Superstar John Cena called it quits on Wrestling

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John Cena

John Cena, the legendary pro wrestler, has made a significant announcement: he will retire from in-ring competition after his final match at WrestleMania 41 in 2025. Cena surprised fans during WWE’s Money in the Bank event in Toronto by revealing his impending retirement.

He declared that the 2025 Royal Rumble, the 2025 Elimination Chamber, and WrestleMania 2025 would be his last appearances in the ring. The crowd responded with chants of “Thank you, Cena!” as he expressed his gratitude.

John Cena’s WWE legacy

Cena also shared his excitement about Netflix’s multi-billion dollar deal to acquire the rights to WWE Raw in January 2025. While retiring from in-ring action, he assured fans that he would remain connected to WWE through other roles. Cena promised a retirement tour with numerous dates between January and September.

The 16-time world champion reflected on his storied career, having faced wrestling icons like Kurt Angle, Triple H, and Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson.

As his acting career flourished in movies like “Bumblebee”, “F9: The Fast Saga”, and “The Suicide Squad”, his wrestling appearances waned. Cena acknowledged that while others had come before him and would follow, he wanted to say his heartfelt thank-yous before closing this chapter.

When asked about Vince McMahon, the former WWE CEO, Cena declined to give his opinion. He emphasized that WWE was “in good hands” with parent company TKO Group Holdings.

Cena’s legacy extends beyond the ring, including a studio rap album and roles in movies and TV shows. John Cena’s retirement marks the end of an era in WWE. His impact on wrestling and entertainment will resonate long after his final match, leaving fans with memories of an iconic career.

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