John Cena invoked the “never say never” cliché that has become synonymous with wrestling when asked about competing elsewhere besides WWE but says it won’t happen.
The sixteen-time champion of the world is a megastar in the world of wrestling, building a career that has taken him ruthlessly aggressive rookie to one of the all-time greats. Cena has parlayed that career into a move to Hollywood following in the footsteps of his old rivals Batista and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
John Cena recently returned to WWE after over a year away from the squared circle. He made his surprise return at Money In The Bank in July, confronting WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Cena then met Reigns in the main event of SummerSlam as he sought to break the tie with Ric Flair and claim his seventeenth world title but he was unsuccessful. For the second month in a row on pay-per-view, Roman Reigns’ celebrations were cut short as he was then confronted by the returning Brock Lesnar.
Cena’s return to the WWE Universe was to be a short affair with his last appearance this time around coming in the hallowed halls of Madison Square Garden. In a dark match just for the New York crowd, John Cena teamed with The Mysterios to defeat The Bloodline.
Speaking at the Florida Supercon, Cena was asked if he could ever see himself wrestling for another company besides WWE, the answer was fairly unequivocal:
“There’s a whole like ‘never say never’ philosophy and I’m also that way in life because you never know what life will bring you. But, I can with certainty say no.”
With Cena concentrating more and more on his new Hollywood chapter of his career as one of the stars in the latest installment of both The Fast And The Furious and The Suicide Squad franchises, John Cena’s returns to any wrestling ring, WWE included, could be very limited going forward.