John Cena says his body cannot handle the wrestling grind anymore

WWE champion is trying to balance between his passions, acting and wrestling

Entertainment Desk October 05, 2019
John Cena. PHOTO: WWE

John Cena has almost become a Hollywood favourite with multiple film offers coming his way. The WWE champion has been away from the ring for a while, sparking speculations of his retirement from his decade-long career.

In a recently released teaser of his interview with Sunday Today, Cena clarified that he has no intentions of walking away from wrestling any time soon. He added that the sport will always remain special to him.

However, he did admit that he is unable to handle the strenuous WWE schedule and his body cannot deal with the grind any further.


"That's the great thing about WWE, you can perform in any capacity," Cena said."And, as long as I've made a promise in the in-ring aspect of things, as long as I can keep up with the current product, I can perform,” he added. Cena explained he is trying to strike the right balance between his passions, acting and wrestling.

"The opportunities that I've been awarded keep me from being in the ring and I actually think that's good because it makes any time that I'm invited back to WWE super, super special. And that's the way it should be," he stated.

John Cena PHOTO: WWE John Cena PHOTO: WWE

"If I didn't have these opportunities, I still would be taking, actively taking, and time off." Cena mentioned, “My body just can't handle the schedule anymore.” He also spoke about Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and why his career is often compared to The Great One's.

"To say that I want to emulate the career of Dwayne Johnson is true in some aspects. Because he was brave enough to be the first one to be like, 'No, we are more and dammit, I'm going down swinging and I'm going to prove that we are more’. But I also know that if you are a copy of someone that is all that you will be,” Cena concluded.

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