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John Cena didn’t wrestle all that much this year, which is weird considering he’s been the face of the WWE for many years.

This year John Cena focused on his acting career, and things seem to be going well as he’s been landing bigger roles and he’s also received praise for his performances.

Cena is far from retired, but unfortunately he can’t do acting and wrestling at the same time. The former WWE Champion opened up about his part-time status with WWE while speaking with ESPN, and he explained that if he were to get injured while wrestling, it could cause some serious issues for the production of whatever movie he happened to be working on.

“Anything that you rely on your body for an end result, time is gonna catch up with you,” Cena said. “So there is gonna come a point where I can no longer keep up with the pace. I made a promise to myself years ago, years before I ever found my passion for being on screen, when I cant’t keep up with the pace, I gotta walk away. I don’t wanna take a ticket buyers money and have them sit down and be like, ‘Eh, he’s just hanging on’. I don’t ever want that feeling. So, I don’t think that correlates with what I’m doing now. The biggest difficulty is trying to juggle stuff because I have learned, and I’m trying to fight this system but I’m losing, once you’re in production for a movie, they don’t allow you to wrestle. Because I can’t go to a WWE taping and have my nose put over here.”

“Not only doesn’t it look good, it’s, ‘Man, you don’t look right.’ So they shut the whole movie down, (there are) 150 people that are expecting a paycheck for that movie and I just screwed them out of their wage. It ups the budget of the movie, so I just put the movie behind the eight ball of possibly being a financial success.”

John Cena is currently promoting his new film Bumblebee, but he’s set to make his return to WWE later this month at Madison Square Garden, and he’s also being advertised for more WWE events in December and January.

H/T Wrestling Inc.