For many years now John Cena has been the face of the WWE. Cena fans have enjoyed watching him dominate the competition over the last decade, and Cena haters have been patiently waiting for the 16 time WWE World Champion to pass the torch to someone else on the roster.
As time goes on John Cena is becoming a bigger name in Hollywood, which means he’s spending less time inside a WWE ring. Even though he’s not there to help steer the ship on a weekly basis, Cena feels that the company is doing fine without him, and during a recent interview with WSVN-TV, John said that he feels the WWE torch has already been passed.
“I think it’s been passed without me. There’s a lot of folks who are currently doing a lot of damage on the roster. The show is thriving in my absence. I think it’s extremely competitive. I did win the 16th Championship at the Rumble but I was unfortunate in my first defense at Elimination Chamber and before that I hadn’t really been in the Championship picture for a while. I think the company is moving on quite well. I don’t know if there needs to be a formal anointment but they’re really doing well without me.”
It won’t be long before John returns to the ring, as WWE recently confirmed that he will be returning during the July 4th episode of SmackDown Live. While speaking about his return Cena praised both the Raw and SmackDown Live rosters, and he noted that when he returns he’ll be out to prove he still belongs once again.
“I just want to get back in the fray. I think it’s a wonderful time to be a fan, to be a member of our WWE Universe. The rosters on both sides, SmackDown Live and Monday Night Raw, is packed with very capable, unbelievable superstars and I’m just waiting to get back into the mix and try to prove my worth once again.”
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