John Cena, who is 46 years old, has been transparent about his status as an active participant in the ring in recent months. John Cena has one of the most decorated records in WWE history after participating in at least one match per year since 2002. He has talked about his last match in several interviews and stated that he still wants to be involved with the organization after retiring.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Cena provided an estimated date for his retirement and acknowledged that it is something that will happen soon but isn’t currently being thought about:
It isn’t a maybe. That moment is approaching, and it will arrive shortly.
Cena went on to say that his last match will happen before he hits 50 and that he will turn 47 in April:
I know how difficult it is to be a fan, so I made a pledge to the customer early on, specifically to WWE fans. It takes a lot to be a committed fan, and WWE has a huge global fan base, therefore you have to put some money out of your wallet. I’ve never been one to venture outside merely for the sake of doing so. I will also turn 47 this year. I feel fantastic. I feel amazing on the inside, but I’m aware of what it takes to be a WWE performer every night, so I’ll never just go out there and do it for the sake of doing it.
I want to give them everything they offer me, and I want to have the same passion as the fan base. The speedometer’s miles indicate, “Hey, that needs to be done before 50.”