John Cena only wrestles the odd nowadays, and his booming Hollywood career means there's little time for WWE appearances.
Cena is now 42 years of age, and as he continues to land more and more giant movie roles, one can't help but wonder if his career in the ring is winding down - especially since he's only showing up in WWE a few times a year.
But in a recent interview with Good Housekeeping, the 16-time World Champion provided some news that will excite Cenation. As it turns out, the wrestling icon doesn't think he will ever formally retire from WWE.
"WWE is my family, they’ll always be my family and none of any of this exists without them, and I will never forget that," Cena said. "I don’t think I’ll ever retire, because I don’t look at it like that...You don’t retire from your family. I will never, ever stop waving the WWE flag...I don’t think I’ll ever separate myself from them."
Cena also acknowledged that as he prepares to turn 43 on Apr. 23, the future Hall of Famer knows that he's "a little lighter...a little slower...not as strong." With that, Cena suggests it's a sign that he must "do something different."
Although Cena is wearing down a bit, he's still capable of putting on quality matches - as evidenced by his more recent performances in the ring. The physical decline may be there, but it's not strong enough to completely hold Cena back from wrestling.
Cena's last WWE match took place nine months ago on the Jan.14 episode of Raw, where he lost a fatal 4-way bout (won by Finn Balor) to determine the No. 1 contender for Brock Lesnar's Universal Championship.
"The face that runs the place "did make an appearance at WrestleMania 35, where he confronted Elias before hitting him with the Attitude Adjustment finisher. Cena was also present for the July 22 Raw reunion episode which featured the return of many WWE legends, including Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin.
This Is Great News For WWE Fans
Even if Cena isn't wrestling much anymore, his appearances are still cherished by the WWE Universe. As is the case with Austin, Hogan, The Rock and other wrestling all-time greats, it's always a treat for fans when they get to see Cena. And even if his movie career means we won't see him wrestle much anymore, it's great news in that Cena will never truly leave the wrestling business.