NXT Champion Karrion Kross Wants To Retire John Cena, Cena Responds

Published 04/19/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 21: John Cena speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)


John Cena has been absent from WWE programming since last year. His only appearance occurred in a brief video where WWE announced the venue and dates of the upcoming WrestleManias.

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As Cena has fully ventured into the world of Glitz and Glamour, many fans are arguing whether it’s time to bid the “wrestler” John Cena farewell. The current NXT Champion Karrion Kross recently expressed his wish to “retire” Cena.

A Twitter user recently conceptualized the idea of Kross and Cena going head-to-head. The fan wrote, “Cena needs to exit finally on the highest note possible. Cena never faced an opponent like Kross before and I’m sure the result would be the same as his 2nd NXT title win.”

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After the fan gave the idea of Cena vs Kross, the latter replied he would be, “honored… And VERY ready.” However, Kross also noted, “Selfishly, I hope he comes back full time.”

John Cena responds to Karrion Kross following retirement claims

After all was said and done, the news got subdued. John Cena recently shared a picture of Kross on his Instagram account. Keeping in mind Cena shares inexplicable pictures with no captions, this post would mean he has heard Kross’ claims.

Kross also shared Cena’s picture on his Instagram handle. See the posts below –

 

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Although Cena has no intentions of coming back to wrestling, and Kross is also not moving to the main rosters anytime soon, the match sounds great as a fantasy option.

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Over the few years, NXT has produced some of the top talents in WWE, like former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, current Women’s Champions Bianca Belair, and Rhea Ripley to name a few. To have a quaint talent like Kross in the main roster would be beneficial for WWE.

Kross recently won his second NXT Title from Finn Balor. Kross’ initial NXT reign had to end as he suffered a separated shoulder during the match and retired from the title 4 days later.

Do you think Cena vs Kross would be a good idea for the business? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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