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John Cena Hopes To Return To WWE Soon, Provides WrestleMania Status

It's been 10 months since John Cena last wrestled a match, and we've only seen him a handful of times this year on WWE programming.

Cena has found another career in Hollywood, following the footsteps of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Dave Bautista in going from a top main event wrestler to a major movie star.

His latest film, Playing with Fire, hit theaters on Nov. 8, and it's made a tad over $15.2 million at the box office, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. Cena will also star in Fast & Furious 9 and The Suicide Squad.

While Cena continues to star in more blockbuster films, the 16-time World Champion admitted in an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated that he's antsy to get back in the WWE ring.

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Cena also responded to Randy Orton's challenge for a match at WrestleMania 36, while vowing that he won't be missing the big show in Tampa Bay, Florida on Apr. 5.

"I wasn’t even aware of that," Cena said. "I never make the matches, I’m just grateful to be able to perform in WWE. Every day away from it, I miss it more and more and more...I’m very eager to get back into a WWE ring soon. And on the subject of WrestleMania, I can tell you this—I haven’t missed a WrestleMania since my first appearance at WrestleMania 19, and I do not plan to miss a WrestleMania for decades to come."

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For what it's worth, Cena also recently stated that he doesn't expect to ever truly retire from WWE, thus meaning his in-ring career is far from done. Even if he's only doing the odd match these days, fans can take comfort in knowing that the 16-time World Champion is going nowhere.

Another Cena Match Is Long Overdue

Cena hasn't wrestled since the Jan. 14 episode of Raw, where he took part in a fatal-four way match (won by Finn Balor) to determine who would face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble. That was 10 months ago, and fans are anxiously awaiting another match from the WWE icon. Hopefully we get one soon enough, but it's impossible to predict when, given his extremely busy schedule as a movie star.

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