Cena talks potential retirement from pro wrestling
aka sports entertainment
- 20th June 2014
Cena has been the face of the WWE for about a decade
and it's tough to picture the company without the
11-time WWE Champion, but the "Cenation Leader"
recently addressed his career possibly winding down
and him retiring.
Cena has suffered several injuries over the years
due to the grueling schedule and wear and tear he
has put on his body, in an interview with Philly.com
he said that he isn't planning on retiring any time
soon and that he has plenty left in the tank.
lot's happened. Physically, I'm just getting started,
Cena told the website as he prepared to attend Wizard
Con Philly this weekend. "There's plenty left
to do. Every day is another opportunity. So it's been
a long and great ride."
was also asked about Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson,
who was once the face of the WWE before moving onto
movies and taking a seven year hiatus from the company
and then returning on part-time appearance deals.
Cena said that he hasn't thought about leaving the
WWE for Hollywood.
no. Dwayne? There's only one Dwayne Johnson. I'd like
to be myself, so I'll find a path doing something.
I don't know if it's going to be filling his shoes.
He's set the bar pretty high," Cena said.
faced The Rock in back-to-back years at WrestleManias
XXVIII and XXIX, trading victories with him.
also said he was in "pretty important company"
when discussing being ranked high in WWE lore alongside
the likes of The Rock and Hulk Hogan. Cena also discussed
helping his father, John Cena Sr., get healthy after
he gained a lot of weight and had health issues.
my dad said he was all for it, it was easy,"
Cena said. "But the initial conversation was
tough. But, because my plan is extremely easy, everything
worked out . . . and here he is on his 70th birthday,
53 pounds lighter from when he started."
has been a polarizing figure in the WWE, receiving
mixed reactions as kids look up to him as a hero and
the older demographic doesn't like his perceived stale
character. Cena discussed being loved and hated by
a very strong individual," he said. "When
you have a set of ideals and make them really well-known,
people either like them or they don't."
will look for his 12th WWE Championship when he partakes
in a seven-man ladder match for the vacant belt at
Money in the Bank on June 29 at the TD Garden in Boston.