John Cena Announces Retirement From WWE; His Last Tour Will Be in 2025

John Cena's last dance will be in 2025.

John Cena

During the Money in the Bank live event on Saturday, July 6, in Toronto, Canada, 47-year-old wrestler, John Cena declared he will be retiring from World Wrestling Entertainment.

“Tonight, I announce my retirement from the WWE,” the sportsman-turrned-actor told the crowd at the Scotiabank Arena.

The WWE legend then announced that he will go on one last tour in 2025.

He'll be on stage at events like WrestleMania, Elimination Chamber, and Royal Rumble.

“I hear a mixed opinion out there. A lot of questions maybe, right? Like, why here? I want to talk about that for a second. I want to talk about Toronto. Matter of fact, I want to talk about Canada. Matter of fact, I want to talk about Canadians,” Cena continued in his speech.

Cena went on: “I’ve been doing this a while. I’ve been in WWE for over two decades and in that time I’ve seen incredible waves of prosperity like we got right now. WWE is the hottest ticket in town, no doubt.”

“And I’ve also seen tremendous hardship and that’s when nobody knows your name, nobody wants to be your friend and only the most dedicated, hardcore fans stand by your side,” the athlete said.

John Cena
John Cena

“So in all those years one of the most important, one of the most impressive things that I learned was whether the WWE was hot or cold, Canadians always show up,” Cena gushed over Canada.

He added: “All of you built this to what it is today which makes this, in my mind, the perfect place to say what I’ve got to say.”

“This farewell does not end tonight. It is filled with opportunity,” he said.”I want to say thank you. Thank you so much for letting me play in the house that you built for so many years. Thank you so much always for your voice, because it’s really loud and your honesty because it’s beautifully brutal. and most of all thank you so much for allowing me to be here with you tonight,” he emotionally continued.

In 2001, Cena became a part-time performer for the WWE, and he has been a world champion sixteen times in all.