John Cena has personally contributed to increasing the popularity of wrestling in every corner of the planet. The 16-time world champion was the undisputed symbol of WWE for many years, eventually becoming one of the most controversial and polarizing figures of any era.
The leader of the 'Cenation' has progressively moved away from the ring, thanks to advancing age and the desire to devote himself to a film career. The Bostonian is one of Hollywood's most popular actors, but he doesn't mind a few WWE appearances from time to time.
The latest dates back to SummerSlam 2021, where he was defeated by 'Tribal Chief' Roman Reigns at the end of an intense battle. During a long interview with GQ, the former WWE Champion has spent beautiful words for his former rival The Undertaker, who is preparing to enter the Hall of Fame.
“The Undertaker has done an incredible job both in the ring and behind the scenes, helping a lot of guys backstage" - said John Cena.
John Cena praises The Undertaker
"He sacrificed so many things for the sake of that character and managed to transcend wrestling.
I have always been impressed by his ability to entertain people, he never allowed himself distractions, except in the very last period of his career. I have enormous respect for the Deadman” - he added about The Undertaker.
As mentioned earlier, in 2017 John decided to take on a part-timer role to pursue his film career. “I miss being a full-time WWE superstar, I swear to you. At the same time, I have to be realistic at this point in my life.
I will be 45 in less than a month and have been very lucky not to suffer so many injuries during my long career. No physical problem has upset my life outside the ring, which is not to be taken for granted. I am strong, flexible and in excellent physical condition.
However, I wouldn't be able to perform full time. I would risk hurting myself seriously” - he confided. WWE will host the 38th edition of WrestleMania over the weekend. John Cena returned to WWE last year to feud with Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
The two faced each other in the main event of SummerSlam 2021 where The Tribal Chief came out victorious. Cena has since been away from WWE television. As for John Cena's chances of showing up at WrestleMania 38, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported that while it's possible that Cena could show up, he won't be competing in a match.