John Cena has declared that he will retire from professional wrestling in 2025.

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

John Cena, the 47-year-old professional wrestler and actor, announced his retirement from professional wrestling after his final match at WWE WrestleMania 41 in Las Vegas next year. He made the announcement during a speech at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, expressing gratitude to his fans for their support over the years.

Cena, a 16-time WWE champion, also revealed plans for a farewell tour with multiple dates before his departure from the ring. During his speech, he addressed the audience, including his appreciation for Toronto and Canadian fans, noting their significance in his career.

He also added, “I’ve been doing this a while. I’ve been in WWE for over two decades and in that time I’ve seen incredible waves of prosperity like we got right now. WWE is the hottest ticket in town, no doubt.”

“And I’ve also seen tremendous hardship, when nobody knows your name, nobody wants to be your friend, and only the most dedicated, hardcore fans stand by your side,” he continued.

“So in all those years, one of the most important, one of the most impressive things that I learned was whether the WWE was hot or cold, Canadians always show up,” Cena concluded.

Cena rose to mainstream fame with his persona “Doctor of Thuganomics,” recognized for his gold chains and participation in rap battles, as highlighted by The Hollywood Reporter.

He expanded his career into acting, appearing in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, the comedy thriller “Argylle,” and the summer blockbuster “Barbie” last year. Cena also had a guest role in season three of “The Bear” and is set to host Discovery’s Shark Week 2024 programming.