For many years John Cena was the face of the WWE, but he doesn’t appear on WWE programming all that often nowadays.
The 16 time WWE World Champion has been focused on his acting career, and he recently admitted that retirement is something that’s been on his mind.
Cena spoke to Sports Illustrated about the outside opportunities he’s currently taking advantage of, but he made it clear that he truly loves WWE.
“There are tremendous opportunities that are being presented that I certainly want to take advantage of, but I could spend all my time talking about WWE. I truly love the company, I love the brand. I just constantly take assessment of myself. I remember, if you jump in the way back machine to 2009, then again in 2012 and again in 2015, people are constantly asking, ‘Well, when are you done?’ That’s a conversation I’ll have with myself when I am a step slower and I feel I can’t keep up.”
Cena noted that he’s not sure exactly what his role with the company will be, but he expressed an interest in passing his knowledge on to the next generation.
“I’m not sure what my role is, but I know WWE is my family and, as long as they’ll have me, I’ll never leave. Heck, I’ll go coach in Orlando [at the WWE Performance Center]. It would be so shameful for that experience and performance wisdom to go to no one. Whether I had the opportunity to do Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Or Fast and the Furious, or if I had none of that going on and I just had idle time, I would be having the same conversation with myself. I need to define what my new role is. That’s the conversation I’m having with myself at 42 after performing for 16 years straight.”
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