John Cena has been a part of the WWE roster for nearly 15 years now, and with ever-growing opportunities outside of the professional wrestling promotion, Cena swears his allegiance to WWE above all.
Any notions of Cena becoming a part-time wrestler or moving on to pursue a different career in the same vein as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is something Cena assures will not take place.
In fact, even those opportunities he does take outside of the WWE, he says are first and foremost to further expand WWE.
“I’ll answer it like this: Every single day that I don’t have an outside obligation, I will fulfill any commitment that I have to WWE,” Cena told ESPN. “And I will attach this quote with it that every outside obligation I have is to expand the brand of WWE and there has never been a superstar to say that before.
“It hasn’t been like, ‘Here kid, here’s the key to the city,'” Cena said. “Keep in mind it has been a 15-year journey for me and an over 30-year journey for the WWE. I guess my mission statement is now to let the world know on a global scale that WWE certainly is a wonderful form of entertainment but its superstars are more than just superstars inside the ring. They do so much more outside the ring and have so much more to offer.”
With Cena about to be 40 this coming April, he has no plans to stop.
He is as motivated as ever to perform at his best, and he plans to continue doing so until his body will not allow him.
“Right now the roster is loaded with characters,” Cena said. “It demands that you perform at your best every single night. I don’t believe in shortchanging the consumer. I believe in giving the WWE universe what they want and the day I can’t do that is the day I move aside.”