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Wrestler John Cena announces pending retirement after 2025 season

Cena is a 16-time WWE champion who has moved on into the movies
FILE - World Wrestling Entertainment star John Cena carries professional wrestler and WWE Executive Vice President Paul B次元官网网址淭riple HB次元官网网址 Levesque during their match of the B次元官网网址淕reatest Royal RumbleB次元官网网址 event in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, April 27, 2018. Cena announced Saturday, July 6, 2024, that he will retire from professional wresting next year after two decades in the ring. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

announced Saturday night that he will retire from professional wrestling next year after two decades in the ring.

The wrestler-turned-actor delivered a heartfelt speech to a stadium of fans in Toronto, who booed in disappointment as Cena said the 2025 season would be his last. He promised a farewell tour with dozens of dates and an epic final fight, and he assured fans he would remain involved with the wrestling franchise that launched his career.

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