John Cena comments on retirement, advise for Roman Reigns, more
WWE superstar John Cena was interviewed by Digital Spy ahead of WrestleMania 31 to promote the event. The No.1 contender for the United States championship answered questions about retirement from the business, had a word of advise for Roman Reigns and also talked about a potential rematch against Daniel Bryan.
Cena is scheduled to face US champion Rusev tonight and before the PPV, here is what the 15-time World champion had to say:
“The long and short of it is I really like my job. Everyone always asks the question, ‘How do you do it?’. I love working. You’ll hear everybody say that, but I prove it. I’m not saying that to condescend anybody else’s opinion, I’m saying it because I love it, truly. I want to be in this industry as long as I can, and I’m going to. When I’m a step slower than I should be and I shouldn’t be out there, I’m not gonna be out there. That’ll be very, very relevant to the entire audience – as you know they’re very vocal. When it’s time to go it’ll be time to go.”
What else he can achieve in the business:
“If the chairman was sitting here you could say, ‘Hey man, you took it from territory to nationwide and then you took it global. You started pay-per-views, you developed the WWE Network, you pretty much put everybody else out of business, what’s next for you?’ He doesn’t have a stopping goal. We can always go someplace else. I really, really want the WWE to be able to perform on a regular basis in China.
“I think we should be able go to India on a regular basis. I’m not the person who’s booking Live Events, but whatever I can do to push that message forwards and help those things happen. WrestleMania is at Levi’s Stadium. We should do every show in a stadium! And then we should build a bigger stadium. That’s what’s great about WWE. We’re always extending families, there’s always another story to tell, it’s never essentially over. You can tell I still have passion for this. I really love it and we’ll see what’s next when we see what’s next.”
Advice for Roman Reigns as he prepares for Brock Lesnar:
“I told him to just be himself out there and as long as they make a noise I think he’s doing just fine.”
A potential rematch with Daniel Bryan:
“I think right now especially if you look at Sunday he probably has the same goal that I have. [He wants] to win the Intercontinental Championship and make it as important as he can. I’m trying to win the US Championship and make it as important as I can. We do have a lot of events in recent memory, so I’m not saying it’s never gonna happen, but it probably won’t happen on Sunday.
We’ll have to wait and see, but I’m glad there’s a want and anticipation for that. Daniel’s a hell of a competitor for that and it’s a pleasure to be in the ring with him.”