John Cena: ‘I Will Never Walk Away From WWE’
Transcriptions courtesy of Fightful.
On how he feels right now:
I feel great. I’m in the best shape of my life. It’s not that I couldn’t continue. But I think from this point on, me continuing, I run the risk of tipping that balance the wrong way.
On walking away from WWE for good:
No, no. I will never walk away from WWE. That’s the great thing about WWE; you can perform in any capacity. And as long as I’ve made a promise in the in-ring aspect of things, as long as I can keep up with the current product, I will perform.
On if he would still be wrestling without any movie opportunities:
If I didn’t have these opportunities, I still would be taking, actively taking more time off. Because my body just can’t handle the schedule anymore. It’s a lot of performances a year. And I love it so much; I don’t ever want to take time off. I wanna perform. You can essentially take as much time off as you want. But when I turned 40, I honestly looked in the mirror and said, ‘Hey man, I know you really like this. But instead of 250 performances a year, from here on out, just do it 100 times a year and do it well.’ And then it became, ‘Just do it 50 times (a year) and do it well.’ And now it’s like, ‘Hey, you really have to prepare to get ready to perform, and then really recover after a performance. What’s that country song? ‘I’m not as good as I once was, but I’m as good once as I ever was.’