John Cena has been the face of the WWE for more than a decade and it seems like he is going to be a part-timer moving forward. However, the latest WWE rumors suggest that Cena does not plan on putting over younger talent once he returns from his hiatus.
The 39-year-old WWE superstar is expected to miss the rest of the year to film the second season of his reality television competition show on FOX called “American Grit.” He has not been active on WWE television this year as much as the past several years but he might not be ready to pass the torch.
In a recent interview with Brian Campbell of ESPN, John Cena was asked if he plans on going the path of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Hollywood. He mentioned that his priority is to help the WWE become more global and he is not willing to step aside for younger talents.
“I’ll answer it like this: Every single day that I don’t have an outside obligation, I will fulfill any commitment that I have to WWE. And I will attach this quote with it that every outside obligation I have is to expand the brand of WWE and there has never been a superstar to say that before,” Cena said.
“Right now the roster is loaded with characters. It demands that you perform at your best every single night. I don’t believe in shortchanging the consumer. I believe in giving the WWE universe what they want and the day I can’t do that is the day I move aside,” he added.
The last superstar John Cena has put over is A.J. Styles, who is almost the same age as Cena. Styles is also rumored to be dropping the WWE World Championship to Cena early next year. It is for the 15-time WWE World Champion to tie Ric Flair’s record.
However, it should be noted that these are just WWE rumors at the moment. John Cena may not be ready to step down as a full-time superstar but that is because he thinks no other superstar is ready to take the torch from him.
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