John Cena’s WWE Retirement: Peacemaker Star Has an Upsetting Announcement For His Fans

John Cena, the 16-time WWE champion, has a surprising retirement announcement after 22 years in the wrestling world.

John Cena's WWE Retirement: Peacemaker Star Has an Upsetting Announcement For His Fans


  • People love John Cena because he's the person who brings fun to the ring, making every moment a wrestling match against boredom.
  • The 16-time world champion in WWE, Cena, has a little surprise for Cenation, which is not so great.
  • The California native, who made his WWE debut 22 years ago in 2002, dropped retirement news.
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John Felix Anthony Cena, aka John Cena, has a magical aura that makes fans go wild. His iconic catchphrases, “You can’t see me!” and “Never give up,” cemented his status as a wrestling legend. People love Cena because he’s not just a wrestler, he’s also the person who brings fun to the ring.

John Cena (Image via USA Today)
John Cena (Image via USA Today)

Now, the 16-time world champion in WWE has a little surprise for Cenation, which is not so great. Everyone’s beloved Cena is eyeing retirement, and it’s not far away—it’s coming at us in the next few years.

Also read: Not Dwayne Johnson, Another Old Rival of John Cena Wants to Fight the Peacemaker Star at Wrestlemania


Peacemaker Star John Cena Announces Retirement Plans

John Cena in WWA ring (Image via People)
John Cena in WWE ring (Image via People)

John Cena, who made his WWE debut 22 years ago in 2002, dropped retirement news. He revealed that he plans on retiring by the age of 50. Confirming to Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, the wrestling champ himself said:

“I made a promise to the consumer early on, to WWE fans, ’cause I know how tough it is to be a fan. You gotta come out of pocket — & WWE has a ton of content — it takes a lot to be a passionate fan & our fanbase is passionate & global. I never wanted to go out there just for the sake of going out there. And I’m gonna be 47 this year. I feel great. So inside I feel great, but I know what it takes to be a WWE performer night in & night out & I don’t ever wanna just go out there & do it to do it. I wanna have the passion — the same passion as the fanbase — & I wanna give them exactly what they give me. The miles on the speedometer say, ‘Hey, that’s gotta be done before 50’, [that’s] the timeline I’ve put on myself.” 

But fans need not worry. Cena might be dropping hints about retirement, but it’s not a total goodbye. He still has plans to make appearances.

“I’ve had at least one match every year in WWE for the past 23 years,” Cena added. “I’ve never missed a year, and as long as I can perform, I don’t intend to miss a year.” So, he’s not about to break the streak.


Also read: John Cena Wants to “Leave WWE” With His Head Up High, Spills His Plans After WWE Retirement

A Quick Flashback into John Cena’s Career

John Cena signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 2001. After winning his first WWE Championship in 2005, he later became a joint-record 15-time world champion. The California native is a wrestling overachiever who holds various championship titles.

John Cena in Peacemaker
John Cena in a still from Peacemaker

Cena’s not just a wrestling superstar; he’s a Hollywood heavyweight, too. After being the face of WWE for the next 15 years, he also collected movie roles. The Marine, Daddy’s Home 2, Blockers, The Wall, Trainwreck, and The Suicide Squad are some of the flicks he has been featured in so far.


Recently, he joined the ensemble cast of Matthew Vaughn’s spy film Argylle with Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Dua Lipa, Samuel L. Jackson, and others. Early in his career, Cena also used to be a freestyle rapper, which he brought with him after his initial run in WWE.


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