John Cena Hopes To Return To WWE For One Last Run After Christmas

John Cena comments on his future.

John Cena returned to WWE at WrestleMania XL, interfering in the main event between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes. Cena had been off WWE TV since losing to Solo Sikoa at WWE Crown Jewel 2023.

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Cena has been honest about his WWE future and crafting an exit plan, and on The Pat McAfee Show, Cena gave more insight into how he's feeling.

"I've speculated a lot about when it is that I hang up the Jorts. It wasn't last night and I still have a little bit of rubber left on the tires," he said. "When that time is done, that means it's gone. I'm actively trying to craft that path right now. I put a line in the sand for myself at 50. I honestly think it's going to be before that. I'll be 47 in a few weeks. Many are calling this the greatest WrestleMania ever. I agree, what a spectacle. That's because of the talent that actually put the time in. I showed up for 90 seconds. This is the greatest WrestleMania with or without my involvement. That's because of the now, the superstars we have now and their contributions to the business. It is going to be time for me to go. I'm embracing that, enjoying it, and it allows me to be present."

After giving an update on his Hollywood schedule, which includes "Heads of State" and "Peacemaker" season two, Cena said he hopes for one last run in WWE.

"[Hollywood commitments] will take me through just about Christmas. I'm crossing my fingers, toes, and heart so that maybe, just maybe, I can tell the Hollywood world to pump the brakes for a while and come back to my family for one last run. I hope, I don't know. I hope, I'm trying, we'll see what happens," he said.

Cena has wrestled a match in WWE every year since 2002.

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