John Cena Teases WWE Retirement Before The Age Of 50

John Cena is ready to say goodbye to wrestling for good and is teasing that the time will be before he hits the age of 50.

In a new interview, the Argylle and Barbie actor said that he is close to retiring from the WWE.

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“That’s not a maybe. That time is gonna come and it’s gonna come soon,” the 46-year-old actor and wrestler told ET on the possibility of retiring.

He continued, “I made a promise to the consumer early on, to WWE fans, ’cause I know how tough it is to be a fan. You gotta come out of pocket — and WWE has a ton of content — it takes a lot to be a passionate fan and our fanbase is passionate and global. I never wanted to go out there just for the sake of going out there.”

Cena made his WWE in 2002 and reflected on his age adding, “I’m gonna be 47 this year. I feel great. So inside, I feel great, but I know what it takes to be a WWE performer night in and night out, and I don’t ever wanna just go out there and do it to do it. I wanna have the passion — the same passion as the fanbase — and I wanna give them exactly what they give me.”

“The miles on the odometer say, ‘Hey, that’s gotta be done before 50,'” he ended.

This is not the first time that Cena has hinted he is done with wrestling. Amid the writers and actors strike last year, Cena made his return to the WWE and said his final match was close.

“As I said out there in the ring, the last one is not tonight, but I know it’s soon,” he said in September 2023. “Every single chance I get to go out there becomes more and more special. There is no denying the fact that I’m 46 and staring down 47. I’ve been here for over two decades. As I said out there in the ring, the last one is not tonight, but I know it’s soon. To speak candidly, when you’re involved in this every day in a full-time capacity, you just think about what’s next.”

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