John Cena returned to WWE on the February 28 episode of WWE SmackDown to announce that he wouldn't be in a match at WrestleMania.
Moments later, John Cena agreed to face 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 36.
Speaking to Corey Graves on WWE After The Bell, Cena discussed his return to WWE and what keeps drawing him back.
"I've won every championship, I've been at the top, what else is there for me to do? If you look at the stuff I've done, especially WrestleMania for the past few years; show up to rap, be a fan. I like the stories. I don't know what's going to go on, but I'm ready for them to hand me a piece of paper and me to look at it and be like, 'Time to make it great.' That's what keeps me coming back. I enjoy it. I don't have a bucket list of things to do. If you just consistently entertain a mass of people, the bucket list melts away pretty fast and you can take any situation and make it special. That's the approach I take my entire career. 'You've always been the champ.' No, I've been nothing. I've been almost fired. I had a good run, I work with new talent. I tell Vince all the time, 'I've been first, I've been last, I've been in the middle. Tell me where to go. Tell me what you're looking for. Then let me do my thing.'"
He continued, "This is where I feel most comfortable. This is still home. You never get it out of your system. Because it's an entertainment medium that's all over culture, you can't avoid it on social media, I'm always in tune to it. I always know what's going on. I don't think you lose it. My biggest fear is that I am a little older and a little slower. With the performers nowadays getting faster and more surgical, I'm aware of all that. I'm trying to do the best I can with taking stock of my assets and where I am and not wanting to jip the customer."
Cena is set to return to SmackDown on Friday when he answers Wyatt's challenge to a Firefly Fun House match at WrestleMania 36.
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