“I Didn’t Explain Myself Properly”: John Cena Drops a Major Hint About His Retirement Just Days After Blockbuster Comeback

Published 03/15/2023, 8:15 AM EDT

John Cena is a name that every wrestling fan knows. Debuted in 2002, Cena has been entertaining WWE fans for the last two decades. The WWE Universe eagerly waits for his comeback every year before WrestleMania.

Last week, when the 16-time world champion returned on Raw, the crowd went crazy. He accepted Austin Theory’s challenge and now the ‘Cenation Leader’ is set to face Theory at WrestleMania 39, for the WWE United States Championship. 

Following his comeback, John Cena shared a message to his fans via social media. The message made fans wonder if Cena is hinting at his retirement. He even discussed that message in his latest interview.


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John Cena talks about his cryptic message

Recently, the ‘Cenation Leader’ talked to the ‘AP News’ about several things. He also discussed his cryptic tweet about retirement during the interview.

Cena said that he tried to put his emotions into the words but maybe he didn’t explain himself correctly. It was the first time he stepped inside the arena, knowing that it will end one day. However, he clarified that he is not done with in-ring action yet.

Cena said “I tried to put it in words in Twitter. I guess I didn’t explain myself correctly. It was the first time I came out into the arena knowing that this has a definitive end. Normally, you come out, you get all excited, OK, this is the next one and I’m waiting for the next one. I’m not done, of course. I made that statement accepting a match at WrestleMania so I know I have at least one more in front of me. But what I was trying to convey was, that was the first time I looked at all that excitement and energy and realized this is the twilight of that journey.”

But what paved the way for the surfacing of these rumors?

The roots of John Cena’s retirement rumors

It all started when the 16-time world champion shared an emotional tweet following his phenomenal comeback on Monday Night Raw. In his tweet, Cena expressed his gratitude towards WWE Universe. He also mentioned that this might be the last time he was entering the arena.


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Following his comeback, John Cena wrote, “Last night was the first time I entered the arena and had the thought that it might be the last time. I’ll never be able to put into words how much I love the #WWEUniverse.”


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This message left the fans perplexed. They even started considering this as a retirement hint. However, the fact that Cena will continue to wrestle should come as an immense relief for the fans.


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What do you make of Cena’s clarification? What do you think about the legendary wrestler’s match at WrestleMania? Do you think that Austin Theory is the right choice for it? Tell us in the comments section.

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Manjot Kaur

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Manjot is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Being a Martial Artist herself, she is a huge WWE fan since high school. She completed her bachelors in computer science but writing gave her joy rather than programming.

Edited By: Debmallya Chakraborty