John Cena Talks About Staying In WWE After Retiring In The Ring

At WWE Money in the Bank, John Cena announced that he would be closing the chapter on his in-ring career in 2025. As revealed in Money in the Bank Press ConferenceHowever, John Cena plans to remain within the WWE family, in a non-wrestling capacity, beyond next year.

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Part of this action plan that I have proposed is [WWE] “I’ve accepted that I’m going to be in the WWE family for a while,” said John Cena. “I’ve always told the fans that WWE is my home, and I love it, and just because I feel like I’m physically at my end, doesn’t mean I need to distance myself from something I love. I have a passion for this business. I still watch Money in the Bank and I’m yelling at the screen and yelling at guys for what they’re doing or what they might be doing. I feel like I have some wisdom here that might be valuable.”

John Cena’s retirement tour will officially begin in January 2025 and is scheduled to end in December of the same year. Speaking to the press, Cena indicated that the tour will feature 30-40 dates, including the 2025 Royal Rumble, the 2025 Elimination Chamber, and the WrestleMania 41 live event in Las Vegas. Cena has also expressed interest in participating in the first “WWE Raw” show on Netflix, which is scheduled to premiere in January.

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John Cena’s final wrestling match was on the April 8 episode of Raw, recording a tag team victory alongside then-WWE World Tag Team Champions The Miz and R-Truth.

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