It has to happen at some point. Retirement is a tricky concept in wrestling as you never know when you are going to see someone hang up their boots for good. While there are often wrestlers who have trouble leaving for good, occasionally there will be someone who has a firm cutoff date for the end of their career. That is the case again with one o the biggest legends in wrestling history.

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During a new interview with ET, John Cena revealed that he will be retiring from the ring before he turns 50 years old. Cena, currently 46 years old, will turn 50 in April 2027. While Cena said that he feels great, he said that he wanted to be able to give the fans what they give him. Cena has been teasing retirement during his recent WWE appearances, with his most recent match taking place at Crown Jewel in November 2023.

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Opinion: Cena being gone for good is one of those things that you knew was coming at some point but it is still hard to imagine it actually happening. He’s the biggest star of the recent generation and now he’s going to be done with wrestling in just a few years. Cena isn’t going to be around full time and those appearances are few and far between. I’m sure WWE will have a big sendoff for him, but it is still hard to believe it will actually take place.

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