John Cena, 16-time WWE world champion, said, “The WWE does not need me. I need it & I love it & I love every single moment I’m associated with it.” “I’m older now. I just turned 42, I watch WWE on a regular basis & the talent is getting faster & more precise,” Cena said about the WWE.
John Cena is arguably one of the greatest wrestlers to perform for the WWE. He is a 16-time world champion while becoming a household name all around the world. Even though he is criticised by many fans for having a very basic style of wrestling (5 moves of doom), Cena is able to put on classic matches with a variety of fighters in the company.
He has been the face of the company from 2005 to almost 2017 when he started making sporadic appearances for the WWE due to his film commitments. 2018 was his least active year in the WWE as he wrestled in just a handful of matches after his movie career has hit off. Even without being a regular in the WWE, Cena is still a top merchandise seller for the company.
WWE ratings are going down rapidly & the downfall has troubled Vince McMahon. Cena is often seen as a ratings draw for WWE due to his massive popularity. But after starting off a full-fledged movie career, chances of Cena ever becoming a full-timer in the WWE seem low. In an interview with The Wrap, Cena has commented that even though he is looking at different opportunities but his heart still lies with the WWE.
“There’s a few opportunities that have been set in front of me,” Cena said.
“If they work out — and I hope they work out — they’ll be wonderful challenges in life & for me to grow as a person, so I’ll more than likely take them. It doesn’t mean that my heart doesn’t lie with WWE.”
“I’ve often said that if I’m doing something like [‘Fifth Grader’] then it’s impossible to do something like that,” he added.
John Cena then went on to talk about the reason why he doesn’t think he’ll ever be a full-timer in the WWE. He turned 42 earlier this year & doesn’t think he can keep up with the younger wrestlers in the business.
“I’m older now,” Cena added. “I just turned 42, I watch WWE on a regular basis & the talent is getting faster & more precise.”
“I think I would have left the WWE high & dry, so to speak, [but] now they have so much talent & so many definable Superstars,” Cena said. “There was a time when I could genuinely say, from a financial standpoint, they needed me — that time is up.”
Cena also said that he knows that WWE doesn’t need him in the company but still he wants to contribute to the company in every way possible.
“The WWE does not need me. I need it and I love it, and I love every single moment I’m associated with it,” Cena said.
“But I felt it the first time this year at WrestleMania: I took a step back & looked at everything & (realized) it is such a powerful machine.