John Cena officially retires from the WWE

John Cena is calling it quits as a wrestler.

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John Cena is calling it quits as a wrestler.

After over 20 years in the ring, Cena revealed that he’ll soon be done with World Wrestling Entertainment, officially announcing his retirement.

“Tonight, I officially announce my retirement from the WWE,” he said Saturday, July 6, while standing in the middle of the ring.

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The announcement was met with a boisterous reaction.

“I hear a mixed opinion out there. “A lot of questions maybe, right,” the WWE legend said to the audience inside the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

While announcing his retirement, Cena revealed that he will be around until next year’s Wrestlemania 41 in Las Vegas, where he will make his final WWE appearance.

Later Saturday, Cena said that he’s scheduled to be in the ring 30 to 40 times by 2025, then will call it a career, The Athletic reported.

“I’m saving all my tears for Wrestlemania. Once he retires I will release everything I got,” a Cena fan wrote under his announcement.

“The end of Childhood Era starts now,” another fan wrote as more expressed their gratitude for all Cena brought to the WWE.

Several hours after publicly announcing his retirement, Cena took to his Instagram account.

While the actor didn’t say much, he posted a photo that said a thousand words.

The picture featured a blue sky with rays of sun peaking through clouds with a sign that read, “End of Story Just Ahead.”

“The 2025 Farewell Tour is going to be something special,” Chris Vanvliet wrote in the comments. “Thank you, Cena.”

“Thank you for everything. Your inspiration will live on through the next generation you heavily inspired, INCLUDING ME.”

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