It's not like you could see him very often lately, but now there's a possibility WWE fans will catch their final glimpse of John Cena.
Last week, Vince McMahon dug up retired icons the Undertaker and Goldberg for a match that was almost as hard on the eyes as it was on their aging bodies. For various reasons, the two were unable to perform their signature stunts with the same vigor and safety as they did in the past. This came to a head when the 54-year-old 'Taker was unable to properly finish the fight, resulting in a botched Tombstone Piledriver that injured the 52-year-old Goldberg.
Because of this, many fans are calling for the two to step away from the ring for good. When asked about this, Cena stated that only those two men can decide when they're done.
"I think an individual's career is up to the individual," Cena said before revealing that he's been contemplating leaving the squared circle. "I've been having the same conversation with myself and I'm only 42. It's something we've got to address each day that's individually specific. When those people are ready to stop they'll stop."
"For nearly 20 years, the Fast Franchise has entertained fans and created some of the biggest cinematic moments in history," Cena wrote. "It’s an incredible honor to join this franchise and this family."
The opportunity to be a part of this profitable franchise—one that's giving its first standalone film to series veteran Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson—only adds to his fruitful career as an actor and is role Cena is thankful he got. "I [play] the grateful man," Cena said when asked about his character. "I'm very grateful to Vin Diesel for certainly orchestrating it all and making it happen."