“Won’t Let You Go”: John Cena Reveals the Reason Why ‘Juggling’ Careers Between WWE and Acting Can Be “Tough”

Published 01/24/2024, 12:32 AM EST

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John Cena, the 16-time WWE Champion, recently came under the spotlight as he revealed how much longer he had left in the WWE. After spending over two decades being an entertainer both in the WWE and Hollywood, the 46-year-old reveals how difficult it can be to juggle two different career paths.

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The G.O.A.T. of the WWE has been a massive draw since he debuted in 2002. Earning several accolades, he rose from a nobody to the face of the company. Having amassed a marvelous career with WWE, he continues to stamp his foothold in Hollywood. However, he has understood the difficulties of indulging in both worlds and issued caution to the wind.

John Cena talks about working on his new movie Argylle

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With shows like Peacemaker and the Fast and Furious franchise, John Cena has been pretty busy with his Hollywood career. Despite this, he found time to return to the WWE for Fastlane and Crown Jewel last year. Now, with his new star-studded movie Argylle coming out, Cena reveals how hard it is to juggle two careers. The WWE icon said, “It’s tough to juggle both because, you know, when you’re filming Argylle, Matthew [Vaughn] won’t let you go do anything else because of insurance.”

The Hollywood star recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight. He revealed much information regarding his career in the WWE and when he plans to retire. Fans have been waiting to know when Cena will have his last match, and here is where he spilled the beans.

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“That’s not a maybe. That time is gonna come, and it’s gonna come soon,” he said about retiring from wrestling. When asked why he plans to do so, the answer was simple: age. Cena turns 47 this year, and 20+ years in the ring has taken a toll on his body.

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This mirrors the same reason Dwayne Johnson gave when asked about his return. Actors are often asked via their contract to prioritize the movie they’re in above all else. The Cenation leader also gave his perspective on his final WWE match as he provided his unique take on the subject.

John Cena doesn’t care whether his last match is big or small

In recent interviews, John Cena revealed that he was not planning on a massive PLE farewell match. He didn’t care if the match was on a regular episode of RAW or SmackDown, just as long as he was part of the program.

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This came as a shock as WWE fans believed Cena deserved his last match on the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania. Cena has given 15+ years of his life to the company and helped elevate it to a new generation. However, the leader of the Cenation is happy with the little things. What do you think about Cena juggling two careers?

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