John Cena, a cornerstone in WWE for nearly two decades, has made a heartfelt announcement regarding his future in the ring, setting the stage for a memorable farewell tour featuring his penultimate match at WrestleMania 41 in Las Vegas in 2025.

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At WWE's Money in the Bank event in Toronto, Cena, clad in a "The Last Time is Now" t-shirt, shared his decision with an emotionally charged audience.


  "I officially announce my retirement from WWE," Cena declared, amidst a wave of applause and mixed emotions from fans who have supported him throughout his illustrious career.

His journey includes 16 WWE Championship reigns and countless iconic moments that have solidified his place in wrestling history.   Despite his successful transition into Hollywood with roles in blockbuster films like "Fast & Furious" and "Argylle," Cena has remained deeply connected to his wrestling roots, balancing both worlds with passion and dedication.

His decision to retire comes amidst WWE's dynamic changes, including "Monday Night Raw" moving to Netflix in 2025, a shift Cena acknowledged as part of the new opportunities ahead.


During his retirement speech, Cena outlined his plans for a farewell tour, aiming to participate in 30 to 40 matches throughout 2025, including his final WrestleMania appearance at WrestleMania 41. He emphasized that while his in-ring career will wind down, his commitment to WWE and its fans will endure in various capacities, ensuring his ongoing impact on the sport and its passionate community.  

For Cena and the legions of fans who have followed his journey from rookie to legend, this announcement signifies a significant milestone. It's both a poignant farewell to the ring and a celebration of a career defined by Hustle, Loyalty, Respect and an unwavering commitment to entertaining audiences worldwide.

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