John Cena On Who He Should Pass The Torch To, How Many Title Runs He Has Left, WrestleMania & More


Former 16-time World Champion John Cena, who is set to return to WWE TV on July 4th; recently talked with WSVN-TV in Miami to promote the second season of American Grit. During the interview, Cena talked about what fans can expect from his WWE return, his proposal to now fiance’; Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33 and much more.

Here are the highlights: (video version of the interview will be below the highlights)

His Interaction With Ric Flair Following His WWE Championship Win At The Royal Rumble:

“I have a longstanding friendship with Ric Flair. He’s been a mentor to me over the years. It was very important to me that he was there for me that night, he was nothing but encouraging, so honorable and so inspirational. He’s a wonderful guy and a lot of fun and I’m really happy that he was there. It was a great moment for all of us.”

Did Cena Wrestle The Entire WrestleMania 33 Match With The Engagement Ring In His Pocket:

“There are some secrets that should be kept secret my friend. That one’s for me to know. I like the fact that a lot of folks ask me where I kept the ring. I know where I kept it and I think that’s a secret I’ll keep with me.”

What Fans Can Expect From His July 4th Return:

“I just want to get back in the fray. I think it’s a wonderful time to be a fan, to be a member of our WWE Universe. The rosters on both sides, SmackDown Live and Monday Night RAW is packed with very capable, unbelievable superstars and I’m just waiting to get back into the mix and try to prove my worth once again.”

How Many More Title Runs Does He Have Left In Him:

“I truly don’t look at it like that; I just want to be able to be able to perform at an elite level. I know that at 40 years old and 15 years in the WWE, now it’s been a long journey, longer than most. I have to find my grit every day to keep working hard to keep up with all of these young, strong guys. It truly is a young man’s game but I feel really good, I look forward to July 4th and I think everybody will see that I haven’t lost a step yet.”

Who He Should Pass The Torch To:

“I think it’s been passed without me. There’s a lot of folks who are currently doing a lot of damage on the roster. The show is thriving in my absence, I think it’s extremely competitive. I did win the 16th Championship at the Rumble but I was unfortunate in my first defense at Elimination Chamber and before that I hadn’t really been in the Championship picture for a while. I think the company is moving on quite well. I don’t know if there needs to be a formal anointment but they’re really doing well without me.”



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