John Cena Announces Retirement, WWE ‘Farewell Tour’ for 2025

John Cena Announces WWE 'Farewell Tour' for 2025

Wrestling fans around the world received unexpected news this weekend when John Cena, one of WWE’s most iconic figures, announced that he would retire in 2025. Cena made this announcement during a surprise appearance at WWE’s Money in the Bank event in Toronto, where the crowd responded with deafening chants of “Thank you Cena!”

In his speech, Cena expressed his excitement about the future, especially WWE’s historic move. “Raw makes history next year when it moves to Netflix. I’ve never been a part of Raw on Netflix. That is history, that is a first, and I will be there,” Cena said, hinting at his participation in the show’s debut on the streaming platform in January 2025.

A Farewell Tour For John Cena

During the press conference that followed the event, Cena provided more details about his final year in WWE. He confirmed that his retirement will see him competing in some of WWE’s biggest events.

“The 2025 Royal Rumble will be my last. The 2025 Elimination Chamber will be my last. And I’m here tonight to announce that in Las Vegas, WrestleMania 2025 will be the last WrestleMania I compete in,” he stated, outlining his final appearances in the ring.

Cena revealed that he will have a packed schedule leading up to his retirement and will not go out without a fight, confirming his negotiations for “a long list of dates” starting January 2025, estimating around “30-40” events. Despite the rigorous schedule, Cena emphasized his commitment to making his farewell tour a memorable one for his fans.

Addressing the speculation often surrounding wrestling retirements, Cena made it clear that his decision is final. “People say they’re walking away, and two years later they come back. I want to set the record straight right now, I’m done. This is it,” Cena asserted.

He invited fans to join him for his remaining performances, promising to deliver an unforgettable experience: “If you ever wanted to be a part of this one last time, we’re going to do it as big as we can and we’re fighting everybody and we hope you come enjoy the fun.”

When asked about Vince McMahon, the former WWE CEO who stepped down in January amidst allegations of sexual assault, Cena chose not to comment directly. Instead, he expressed confidence in the current leadership. “The WWE is in good hands,” he said, referring to the company’s new parent, TKO Group Holdings.

Though Cena will retire from active wrestling, he reassured fans that he will remain involved with WWE. He mentioned an agreement to stay connected with the WWE family in “some capacity” for an “extended time to come,” ensuring his continued presence in the world of professional wrestling.

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