John Cena is one of the most decorated WWE Superstars in history. Over the course of his 20-year career, the star has won everything that there is to win, including 16 World Championships.
When following WWE’s records this makes Cena tied with Ric Flair with the most World Titles in history. It is important to note that the number of titles won by Flair has been heavily disputed, even by the man himself. However, WWE recognises 16 reigns.
Ex-Writer Says John Cena Shouldn’t Return To Face Austin Theory
Ever since Cena drew level with Flair speculation has persisted around whether the star will eventually go on to break the record. However, as Cena’s appearances have become few and far between, the question has focused more on whether he will even wrestle again. His most recent on-screen match was at SummerSlam in 2021, where he was defeated by Roman Reigns.
On the most recent episode of The Wrestling Outlaws, EC3 and Vince Russo questioned what a John Cena return might look like, if it even happens at all. With regard to an opponent, EC3 questioned who is even in a position to face someone like Cena.
“What is the marque match with him? Like, who is on the come-up? Like, who is going to be that guy that does have to lose, and the world goes, ‘Oh, John Cena ruined his push,’ or maybe he just wasn’t ready yet?
It has long been rumoured that any Cena comeback would involve a match against Austin Theory. WWE themselves have even teased that the match could eventually happen. Vince Russo said that he hoped the match wouldn’t happen.
“I hope not. Bro, Cena would go from box-office attraction to b-movie star, bro. Oh, please, bro, please! It’s been a thing for Theory [not for the fans].”
In relation to John Cena coming back to the ring to break the World Title record, Russo questioned whether anyone really cares.
“I just got to ask the question, and I’m just being honest here, like, ’cause I don’t know. Does that really matter to anybody [the record]? I don’t know, Chris… Is it that important?”
The star returned to Monday Night Raw on June 27th 2022 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his WWE debut. While Cena has refused to rule out a return to the ring, it is unknown when or where he will wrestle again.
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