John Cena has made it clear that he is in no rush to return to the WWE ring in a recent interview with The Wrap.
Cena is about to start a new gig as the host of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? but made it clear that taking gigs outside of WWE doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a connection with the company.
He believes that the company is in a good place and that he can stay away for a bit without issue.
“[Taking other gigs] doesn’t mean that my heart doesn’t lie with WWE, I’ve often said that if I’m doing something like this then it’s impossible to do something like that,” John Cena told The Wrap.
“I’m older now, I just turned 42. I watch WWE on a regular basis and the talent is getting faster and more precise, and I’ve always been referred to as ‘unorthodox’ so I’m not exactly the most precise.
“They don’t need me, I am grateful for everyone who says ‘we miss you,’ and there was a time when I could genuinely say from a financial standpoint that they needed me, that time is up.”
Given the plummeting ratings, you wouldn’t be at all surprised if John’s phone has been buzzing with Vince McMahon’s old face on it for some time.