John Cena spoke to Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV for a new interview. You can see the full discussion above, and highlights below.
His role at WrestleMania 35:
"I will be at WrestleMania every year no matter what. I just don't have anything this year and I've come to grips with that... and to all those out there who just don't have a match at WrestleMania and don't feel like they are a part of WrestleMania, take it from me, you can still contribute to the weekend without physically being a performer in the ring and I actually like that spot, I do. I re-cycled through social media a story that showcased the roster of talent we currently have and how gifted they are and I don't want to take time away from people who are close to and into the product and very good at what they do and deserve to be out there."
Did he want to be Kurt Angle's opponent for Angle's retirement match?
"That is beyond my control. My response to that is control the controllable. Everyone always asks me 'What do you want to do for WrestleMania?' or 'What's your dream opponent?' and I have never ever gone about our business that way. I do what is asked of when and then when I get what is told of me what I have to do, I try to make it super special. So in the fantasy match making world, all of that stuff with Kurt Angle is a good conversation. I'm glad to be in that conversation because that means a lot to me, that means people remember that first match and it would be a nice cycle of life. It seems to make sense but I trust in the grand plan and I trust in the process and I will do what I am told."