WWE superstar John Cena could be ready to call it time on his in-ring career after admitting that he might be done with wrestling.
The 42-year-old American has been with the company for over 15 years and has won sixteen world championships, equalling the record held by Ric Flair.
While many fans had tipped the leader of C-Nation to break the Nature Boy’s record, Cena has cast doubts over the possibility of that happening now.
“I am not sick of it, I am just trying to have that realistic conversation that not many people in sports or entertainment — or sports-entertainment — have, they want to hold on to that flame as long as they can,” he told TheWrap.
“I would much rather leave a lasting impression for what I did then try to milk the system for selfish gain.”
Cena’s last appearance in a WWE ring came back at WrestleMania 35 when he brought back his old Doctor of Thuganomics persona.
When SPORTbible had the chance to speak with Seth Rollins, who is now the Universal Champion after he beat Brock Lesnar at The Grandest Stage of Them All last month, he said that he learned a lot from Cena.
“John is someone whose experience and friendship has guided me a lot over the last six years of my career here in WWE,” he explained.
“He’s a guy who, in a strange way, somehow became a mentor to me, and looking in from the outside [I] didn’t really have a lot of respect for John [at first]. I think I saw him with a different perspective.
“And then once I got to know him and I understand what he did, how hard he worked and how dedicated he was to his craft, he became someone I came to immediately.
“There [are] a lot of guys, but I would credit John the most with teaching me to be a main-event superstar, teaching me how to understand the pace of a big-time match and make it feel like it’s the most important match on the card no matter where it’s at, so John definitely taught me a lot about being ‘the guy’ in WWE.”
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