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John Cena Says WWE Doesn't Need Him Anymore

John Cena reckons WWE doesn't need him right now, but he admits he needs it, despite having so much else going on.

Cena has been locked in a prosperous relationship with Hollywood for years now and only wrestles on a part-time basis. But he did make a quick appearance at WrestleMania last month, showing up as the Doctor of Thuganomics to send fans down memory lane.

The 42-year-old is now likely to become a part of the Fast & Furious franchise after Vin Diesel seemed to suggest he's set to join the family in a cheeky Instagram video. And, speaking with Debbie Emery and Tony Maglio as part of a promotion for Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader, the superstar claimed that the wrestling promotion can do without him.

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"[WWE is] certainly in a better place now than they were in let’s say 2003, and I know Vince will say on a quarterly call that he needs his stars, but he’s also aware that he’s developing them at a more rapid rate than he did when I started," he explained, via TheWrap.

"So I think the future is tremendously bright for WWE. The WWE does not need me. I need it and I love it, and I love every single moment I’m associated with it. But I felt it the first time this year at WrestleMania: I took a step back and looked at everything and (realized) it is such a powerful machine."

Cena claims had he ever decided to leave the company back when he was the hottest thing around, they would have taken a financial hit.

"I’m older now. I just turned 42, I watch WWE on a regular basis and the talent is getting faster and more precise," he said. "I think I would have left the WWE high and dry, so to speak, [but] now they have so much talent and so many definable Superstars. There was a time when I could genuinely say, from a financial standpoint, they needed me -- that time is up."

via sportskeeda.com

What This Means

Cena's right, WWE has been doing fine with his few appearances, despite a recent ratings drop. Sure, they'd do quite well without him in the picture at all right now, but having him on as a full-time competitor would certainly hand them a boost.

So while they aren't worse off without him, they could be much better with him.

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