John Cena has headlined several major WWE pay-per-view events, closing the company's flagship annual event, WrestleMania, five times. He has also won several championships in his career, being a five-time United States Champion, a four-time world tag team champion, and a WWE record sixteen-time world champion.
He is also a two-time Royal Rumble match winner, and a Money in the Bank ladder match winner. Although he is considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all-time by his peers, Cena was regularly met with mixed critical and fan reception during his career, thus making him one of the most polarizing professional wrestlers ever.
In a long interview with The Wrap, the 16-time world champion talked about his future with WWE: “That literally depends on the immediate future. There’s a few [non-wrestling] opportunities that have been set in front of me.
If they work out — and I hope they work out — they’ll be wonderful challenges in life and for me to grow as a person, so I’ll more than likely take them. It doesn’t mean that my heart doesn’t lie with WWE”.
He also added: “I watch WWE on a regular basis and the talent is getting faster and more precise. [Before] I think I would have left the WWE high and dry, so to speak, [but] now they have so much talent and so many definable Superstars.
There was a time when I could genuinely say, from a financial standpoint, they needed me — that time is up”.