To promote his series Peacemaker in the United Kingdom which is streaming now on Sky, former 16-time champion John Cena did an interview with GQ Magazine where he discusses a variety of subjects, including the show, The Undertaker, professional wrestling, and others.
Asked if he misses touring with WWE on a full-time basis, Cena says he does, every day.
“I miss it every day. Every single day. But I’ll be 45 on April 23rd, and I was very fortunate to make it as long as I did with only a minor list of injuries,” he told GQ. “Nothing that has changed the trajectory of my long term health. I’m strong, flexible, and in really good shape externally, internally. I think now, being a full-time touring performer might start to hit that point of diminishing returns, and I have to be realistic when I look at that.”
Cena also talked a little bit about The Undertaker, who on Friday gets inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2022.
Cena said that backstage, the man behind the gimmick was very much like The Undertaker – very stoic, very calculated, speaking softly but carries a big stick.
“Two years ago, he started relaxing, letting loose, and having fun. But that role consumed him. And that’s what led to his long term success,” Cena noted. “And I totally have great respect for that, and I know I’m not gonna have the same opportunities to live in a sense of normalcy, but I’m also going to have great luxuries and opportunities that normalcy doesn’t provide.”