John Cena’s imminent United States Championship bout against Austin Theory at WrestleMania 39 could mark the end of an era for the WWE legend. As a 16-time world champion, Cena recently made his return to RAW and accepted Theory’s challenge for the United States Championship title match. However, during his entrance, the 45-year-old Cena was seen breaking down in tears, which sparked rumors about a possible retirement. To quell these speculations, Cena later confirmed that he has at least “one more match in front of him,” which will be against Theory at this year’s Show of Shows.
Recently, Cody Rhodes, speaking to Chaz Kangas of the Los Angeles Times, revealed that he had approached Cena on the same episode of RAW and requested to be his next opponent after Theory. Despite standing together on stage, Cena refused to commit to the idea of another match in the future. “I told him if he does another one of these, I’d love to absolutely be that one. And he actually said, ‘I can’t promise that.’ And I’m pretty sure that’s all caught on camera or on the mics. But I definitely wanted him to know that you want your mentors and your heroes to… you wanna grow as tall as them but you also want to test them,” Rhodes said.
With Cena’s legacy and contributions to the WWE over the years, his potential retirement after WrestleMania 39 marks a significant moment for the sport and its fans. While there is speculation about Cena’s future in the WWE, his commitment to his upcoming match against Austin Theory remains unwavering, and his fans eagerly await the outcome of this final showdown.