John Cena was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week where he addressed his current status with WWE.
As most fans knows, Cena is no longer a WWE regular as his career in film has taken off. He’s appeared on WWE selectively over the past year and hasn’t wrestled at all.
“I’m officially moved, I’m not a regular player. WWE’s still my heart, I’m still a part of the family, I still keep in touch with a lot of folks. I try my best to teach and mentor and help where I can, but I’m 42.”
Cena talked about never wanting to cheat the fans with his effort and have them look at him like he’s sticking around because he’s greedy. He also teased an appearance at Wrestlemania 36 later this year in Tampa, which is where he lives.
“I always like for them to give me ideas and then me to kind of make it my own. I know that we have a small, large event called WrestleMania around the corner, just so happens to be in Tampa, that’s kind of where I live. I’ll be in the neighborhood. If Suicide Squad should be done, but it’s not like I call someone up and be like, ‘I want to be in WrestleMania.’
Cena discussed how a spot on the Wrestlemania card is coveted and there are talent who work for the company year round to earn one of those spots.
“I would love to earn one of those. The way you do that is by Vince McMahon, the head of creative, calling you up and going, ‘Hey pal, I’d like you to do this.’ Then I say, ‘Yes sir.’ Then I put my own spin on it.”
We have video of Cena’s appearance embedded above.
H/t to WrestlingNews.co for the quotes.