John Cena clarifies retirement tour, says it will stretch from January to December 2025

Staying true to his word and answering all questions about his retirement, John Cena clarified some things about this farewell tour.

While during his promo he made it sound like WrestleMania will be the end, Cena said that this tour is planned from January to December 2025 and involves around 35 to 40 dates in total. He said that WrestleMania 41 will be his last WrestleMania, but not his last match.

Asked why the time is now, Cena said it wasn’t necessarily up to him but he approached WWE with this idea and they liked it and thought next year would be the right time to do it and he’s up for it.

Asked about another dance with The Rock and his unfinished business with him, Cena said that there’s always unfinished business in WWE but has no idea who he’s facing in the year to come.

“I don’t and never put much stock in expectations beyond my control,” Cena said. “I am in no position to hand pick opponents.”

He added that part of the excitement of this is not knowing who he’s facing or who’s showing up.

Quizzed about if he would fancy a heel turn like The Rock, Cena shot down the idea, saying it goes heavily against what he values and wouldn’t work for him as a character.

“It’s a joyous time for me, it’s a fun time for me. If we can all build moments that can pour the foundation for the next two decades, that would be pretty special,” Cena answered.

The obvious Vince McMahon question also came up with Cena asked what Vince means to him and what he makes of the allegations. Cena was very diplomatic and said he’s been honest with his opinion on Vince in the past and everyone can dig them up online. He wants to focus on what’s next and said WWE is in good hands with TKO.

Cena also revealed that the business plan he proposed to WWE – and one which was accepted – involves him remaining part of the WWE family in some capacity for an extended period of time well beyond his in-ring retirement.

“WWE is my home and I love it,” Cena said, saying that just because he’s not wrestling, doesn’t mean he can’t contribute.

Cena also said that once he’s done, the jorts will be retiring as well, this uniform will be retiring with him, and you won’t see him doing guest referee spots or accidentally falling through tables. The John Cena we’ll see after his in-ring retirement will be in suit and tie.

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Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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