John Cena returned to WWE on last night’s episode of SmackDown and thanked the fans. During his promo, Cena was interrupted by Jimmy Uso, so Cena had to give Uso an Attitude Adjustment.
Speaking in a backstage interview with Cathy Kelley, Cena talked about his return and said that he knows his final pro wrestling match is coming soon.
“Every single chance I get to go out there becomes more and more special. There is no denying the fact that I’m 46 and staring down 47. I’ve been here for over two decades.
As I said out there in the ring, the last one is not tonight, but I know it’s soon. To speak candidly, when you’re involved in this every day in a full-time capacity, you just think about what’s next. The WWE Universe being gracious to invite me and allow me back to be part of this family, for the last two or three years, I’ve been able to focus on what’s now.
I never miss any of those wonderful moments in the ring. I know it may sound repetitive, but so is me saying ‘Never give up,’ and I never mind saying that, so I never mind saying ‘thank you’ to the people that make this special. Without them and them caring, I don’t get to come back.”
The 16-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion also commented on hosting tonight’s WWE Payback Premium Live Event.
“I’ve never quite hosted. I just found that out right before I went down there and I want to make sure everyone knows I’ll be at the premium live event Payback as the host, and I don’t even know what that means.
I have a lot of mutual respect for The Miz, he’s a man that wears many hats, maybe I can engage in a conversation with him and get some suggestions, he’s done the job quite well.”
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