In recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about WWE Superstars who could take part in this year's edition of Wrestlemania, which will take place in just over two months, despite not being an integral part of today's federation roster.
Among the names that have been circulating for days in the most disparate sites on the web, the first to emerge everywhere were the names of Bill Goldberg, who has already taken part in the Royal Rumble, in a never-before-seen challenge against WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, John Cena, McMahon's multiple world champion, The Rock, who has been working on Hollywood sets for years now, becoming even the highest-paid actor in the world of American cinema and The Undertaker, who just a few months ago announced to fans his retirement from the rings of the WWE, in the 2020 edition of the Survivor Series.
Although in recent days the WWE has communicated to its fans that John Cena will not be able to be at the Showcase of the Immortals due to the numerous commitments that the Leader of the Chain Gang currently has on the set of The Peacemaker, the former world champion has nevertheless tried to hearten his fans who have been waiting for him for almost a year in the WWE rings, as Cena's last match dates back to the 36th edition of Wrestlemania, where he was defeated in the first Firefly Fun House match by The Fiend.
The latest news on John Cena's future
In his latest interview with Sports Illustrated, John Cena wanted to reassure his fans, saying: "Sure, I'll be there someday, unfortunately, you all know the current state of the world, I mean, I'm not sitting on the sofa at home next to you.
It is a very difficult period in which predictions cannot be made. At the moment, I'm shooting 'The Peacemaker', and that will take me a long time and I can't go back and forth due to international restrictions.
Despite everything, despite the problems, I still remain away from WWE at the moment, but I am trying to make this absence last as short as possible. So I will try to get back to my fans as soon as possible. " In the interview, where John Cena appeared in the role of the superhero he has been playing for some time, the McMahon wrestler once again assured that his commitments with WWE are certainly not over and despite the probable absence from Wrestlemania (which could still be swept away by a sensational surprise appearance), John will soon return to the rings that made him famous, first of all in the world of pro-wrestling and then in that of cinema and TV.
Before he transitioned into a part-time role, John Cena had been the top star in WWE for nearly two decades. His loyalty to the company has been unparalleled, and he usually returns for WWE's biggest show. But this year will be the first time in 17 years that Cena hasn't appeared at WrestleMania.
John Cena might be making a return to the ring as soon, though. He clearly understands the importance of his presence at WrestleMania. In the aforementioned interview, he admitted that his absence will disappoint many fans. He's still involved with the company, as he participated in a recent video shoot. But it might be some time before fans see John Cena back inside a WWE ring.