John Cena has been running the ropes in the WWE ring for nearly two decades, and it’s still something that he’s still passionate about doing. The Leader of the Cenation carried the entire company during the PG-era as the face that runs the place.
He has attained multiple championships during his career and main evented many major PPVs. John Cena made his return to WWE after a long hiatus at Money in the Bank by confronting Roman Reigns after his victory over Edge. Cena and Reigns are set to go one-on-one at SummerSlam for the Universal Championship.
During an interview with Chris Hardwick on ID1OT, the 16-time world champion revealed that he’ll continue wrestling until he ‘offends the customer.’
“Returning to WWE, it’s a brand new world. A new cast of characters, new direction with the company, new platforms, new environment. There is a challenge there. To challenge myself as a 44-year-old to go back, there is an Intrinsic challenge there, a set of circumstances. That’s a good challenge in many ways. My body could tell me after this extended stay, ‘dude, you’re done’ or it could tell me, ‘You’re so far from done it’s crazy.’ That’s another interesting conversation with myself. If physically, I’m slower, I’ve said openly to everyone that I will keep doing this until I feel I’m offending the customer. I will continually go out there and do what I can to contribute and add. I don’t want to go out there and be like, ‘Okay, just let him go out there and (do his thing).”
“I’m not into that because I know what it’s like to pay for a ticket. If I were to get that on this go-round, it’s a humbling and tough thing that I will have to hurdle. If I get the opposite and it’s like, ‘You’re quicker and can do some things better and define a new personality,’ then that’s a new conversation because I do not have much time left and if I want to give it like, ‘let’s really commit to this thing and really go all in,’ that’s an honest choice where other stuff will have to take a backseat.”
Cena has been booked in six-man tag team matches with Rey and Dominik Mysterio against Roman Reigns and The Usos during this return run. It all culminates at SummerSlam, but he is also booked to be at the Madison Square Garden edition of SmackDown.
While John Cena is yet to have a televised match since his return, he has been competing in live events and dark matches after Raw and SmackDown. At the Biggest Party of the Summer, he could make history if he defeats Reigns by becoming the first-ever 17-time world champion in WWE history.