What WWE Talent Knew About John Cena Retirement Announcement

What WWE Talent Knew About John Cena Retirement Announcement WWE

Following Money In The Bank 2024, a new report has revealed what WWE talent knew about John Cena’s retirement announcement.

At WWE Money In The Bank, former 16-time WWE World Champion John Cena announced that he will be retiring in 2025 after over 25 years with the company.

During the post show, Cena revealed that he plans to work 30-40 events throughout next year before ending his in-ring career in December 2025.

Fightful Select (subscription required) provided an update, noting that talent they spoke to stated they didn’t realize he was going to be retiring until they saw him in his “The Last Time Is Now” merchandise.

There were several people within the company that knew the news of Cena’s retirement was coming, but they all have kept it close to the vest.

The report notes that Cena’s retirement tour will be heavily promoted and he is expected to be around fairly often throughout 2025.

WWE sources stated that there was some discussion on how Cena would be utilised during the retirement tour, how many dates he could commit to appearing on and how WWE could work around his schedule in 2025 to make it happen.

The report also notes that Cena will have a number of other obligations in addition to his WWE schedule.

The 16-time world champion indicated that he is currently filming season 2 of HBO’s Peacemaker during the Money In The Bank post show.

There has been talks about how Cena will be utilised within WWE following his retirement, but sources were adamant that he will be seen on screen again in some capacity after the end of his in-ring career.

WrestleTalk will provide any further updates on John Cena’s retirement tour when they become available.

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