John Cena Announces Retirement From Wrestling

US actor and wrestler John Cena has announced he is retiring from competing in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) events.

He made the surprise announcement to fans during an appearance at the WWE Money in the Bank event in Canada.

The 47-year-old, who made his move into acting 18 years ago, said his final in-ring competition will be in 2025 as part of a farewell tour.

John Cena

In his words, “Tonight I officially announce my retirement from the WWE,” he told fans in Toronto who reacted with surprise and later chanted “thank you Cena”.

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“What an incredible gesture of kindness,” he replied.

Cena is often regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and had achieved world champion status 16 times since joining WWE in 2001.

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