In an interview with Chris Van Vliet in New York City, former 16-time world champion John Cena said that he has come “to terms” that he doesn’t have anything planned for WrestleMania this year, but he “will be at WrestleMania every year no matter what.”
Cena had some words of encouragement for those talent who do not have a match on the show and don’t feel like they are a part of WrestleMania, saying they can still contribute to the weekend without being in the ring.
Meanwhile, in a separate interview with Gorilla Position, Kurt Angle sort of confirmed that Cena will have a match at WrestleMania although against who is being kept under wraps. Angle said he would have liked to have his last match against Cena but as things stand, Cena will be occupied with someone else on the show.
Speaking of Kurt Angle, in the same interview, Cena talked slightly about Kurt Angle’s final match, saying that he does what he’s asked and what he’s told but ultimately, it was beyond his control. “So, in the fantasy match-making world, all of that stuff with Kurt Angle is a good conversation. I’m glad to be in that conversation because that means a lot to me, that means people remember that first match and it would be a nice cycle of life. It seems to make sense but I trust in the grand plan and I trust in the process and I will do what I am told.”
Cena was last seen on WWE television in mid-January and there were some rumors a few weeks ago that he had an offer on the table for a match at WrestleMania. There are certain individuals who don’t really need a build for a match due to the status of their name, and John Cena now certainly fits that position.