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John Cena appears visibly emotional while addressing WWE retirement
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John Cena appears visibly emotional while addressing WWE retirement

The iconic wrestler has hinted that he is stepping back from WWE

John Cena held back the tears as he addressed the possibility of retiring from WWE.

Cena spoke to the crowd at a match in San Antonio on Friday night, (20 October) saying that he had reflected on the last time he had a big win.

The 16-time world champion has recently attempted to follow in the footsteps of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson by making the switch over from wrestling to Hollywood.

Cena has landed an increasing number of roles in Hollywood - and no longer wrestles full-time.

Speaking to the crowd in San Antonio, he said: "Last week I talked about Roman Reigns’ streak. 1,138 days as champion. Today, I found out I have a streak of my own. 2,002 days – that’s a long time, right?

"It’s been exactly 2,002 days since I last won a televised singles match. I want you to think about that for a second. 2,002 days. My last win was in 2018."

The former world champion continued: "I’ve been talking a whole lot about retiring.

John Cena addressed the notion of him retiring from wrestling.
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"I just think its time that we all face facts. Come on, guys! Fact is it’s been a long time since I had a win."

Members of the audience shouted encouragement to Cena, with chants of 'you still got it' breaking out in the audience as they willed him to not retire from wrestling.

His last victory was against Triple H at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in April 2018. Since then he has lost one on one matches against Bray Wyatt, Austin Theory, and Roman Reigns.

Getting fired up, Cena said: "Dammit, I believe in me, I believe in you, I believe in us! I believe in the beauty that is all this madness. And I believe that I can still go. I believe that I can still bring it."

Cena has been taking on a growing number of movie roles.
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He continued: "So here's the fact. It is gonna be a bad night for the next idiot brave enough to walk through that curtain, because whoever it is, they're gonna get smoked!"

It turned out that the 'next idiot' was in fact Solo Sikoa, the enforcer for The Bloodline. This sparked a brawl with Cena before Jimmy Use also arrived.

The numbers were evened out after a hooded figure jumped into the ring, revealing themselves to be Key Uso.

Cena had returned to the ring while the SAG-AFTRA strike rolled on, interrupting some filming work. He has previously spoken about how taking on movie roles has meant that he has had to take a step back from WWE.

But despite this, it seems that Cena is not quite done yet.

Topics: News, US News, WWE, John Cena