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John Cena Explains His Reasoning For Retiring From WWE In 2025

John Cena will be wrapping up his in-ring WWE career at the end of 2025.

WWE Legend John Cena participated in this evening’s Money in the Bank Post-Show. When asked why 2025 was the right time to retire from professional wrestling, Cena said he approached the company with the idea a while back, and they came to this decision on the specific time frame.

“That’s a good question. I think the answer is because it’s not up to me,” John Cena said. “Again, I approached the WWE with this idea. And they kind of initiated the talks that this would be a great span of time if we were ever going to do it. And gosh, this is no thanks to me, but the business is at incredible heights of popularity and awareness. There is some really big things going on, especially the Netflix debut, which is very important.

“And I take pride in still being an individual that they can call up and say, ‘Hey, remember that idea you were talking about? We think the time is now.’ So that really warmed my heart, that not only did my thought resonate of let’s do something, that we can bring all of us together where all of us can bond and have excitement. And they will write the stories, and we’ll execute the best we can. But I’m flattered that I was asked to be a part of something like this.”

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