John Cena was recently interviewed by Complex and talked about his “free agent” status, his engagement, and more. Here are the highlights:
The concept of being a free agent:
“The reason that I wanted to be a free agent and the reason they kind of granted my request is because I don’t know if I’ll be available for Smackdown specific only or Raw specific only, and I also know that my days are numbered. I just turned 40 in April and we have so many young and talented performers, I don’t know how many years I have left. So in the time I have left, I’m gonna do what I can to dedicate to this company I just want to be able to do it the most time that I possibly can.”
If he plans to stay involved in WWE post-retirement:
“If the day comes when I’m not involved with the WWE that would come as a drastic surprise to me. I would certainly understand it because we all have our career paths and nothing lasts forever but WWE has been my family for the past 15 years and I’ve been very vocal about my passion and love for not just my time in the ring as a wrestler, but the company itself, what it stands for, the people that work for. I literally would do whatever they asked me to. In whatever capacity I can help the company I would love to do so.”
When he plans to get married:
“The speed of everything is directly dependent on Nicole. I’m one of those guys where it took me five years to get down on one knee, so I’m ready to go, but I also know there’s a lot into planning that day and since it’s taken so long, it should be absolutely everything that both of us want. We are both super, super busy and it just has to be right. I really, really want to say I hope it’s gonna be next year sometime, but also I want to do it when it’s right for Nicole and she can get the most out of it as well.”
For the full interview with John Cena, check out Complex.
Also, check out Cena’s thoughts on who he should pass the torch to and Ric Flair’s reaction to him tying his World Title record.