In a surprising turn of events, John Cena, the illustrious WWE superstar, made a full-time comeback to the ring in the fall of 2023, a move that left fans astounded and thrilled. Cena's unexpected return to WWE regular appearances was largely attributed to the unforeseen halt in Hollywood productions due to the SAG-AFTRA Strike, creating a unique opportunity for his wrestling resurgence.
However, in a candid interview with People Magazine, Cena opened up about his current predicament in WWE and the contemplation of his departure from the company. At 46, Cena faces the inevitable challenges of age and the toll of a demanding career, further compounded by recent surgeries.
“The clock is ticking on my time in professional wrestling,” Cena admitted, reflecting on the physical demands and his journey with WWE. “I’m at a crossroads, trying to decide when to end this chapter of my life.
WWE has shaped both my professional and personal identity, and I can't imagine just being there without contributing meaningfully”. Cena, a former WWE brand ambassador, expressed profound gratitude to his fans for their unwavering support over the years.
He emphasized his commitment to the best interests of WWE, eagerly awaiting the company's future plans for him, whether it involves a grand finale or a more subdued exit.
Cena's 2023 Match Highlights
The 16-time world champion's return included a historic match in India, teaming up with World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.
They triumphed over Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci of Imperium in what was Cena's first and possibly last performance in India. Following this, Cena joined forces with LA Knight at Fastlane PLE, securing a victory against Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa of The Bloodline in a tag team match.
His stint in 2023 concluded with a singles match against Solo Sikoa at Crown Jewel, where he narrowly missed victory. As Cena contemplates his future with WWE, fans and the wrestling community alike remain eager to see what the next chapter holds for this iconic figure in the world of professional wrestling. With his legacy firmly established, Cena's next move is awaited with bated breath by fans worldwide.