In a surprising turn of events at Saudi Arabia’s Crown Jewel, John Cena found himself on the losing end against the rising star, Solo Sikoa. While this may have disappointed some fans, it has ignited speculation that the wrestling icon might be calling it quits for good.
John Cena’s return to WWE television has become synonymous with a noble mission—elevating and showcasing the potential of younger talents. This was evident when he put over Roman Reigns at SummerSlam 2021, Austin Theory at WrestleMania 39 earlier this year, and now Solo Sikoa at Crown Jewel.
For Solo Sikoa, this bout was a defining moment in his relatively short WWE career, marking his first singles match at a Pay-Per-View. The Samoan powerhouse secured a victory against the former WWE Champion, employing multiple Samoan spikes. With this, John Cena’s current stint with WWE came to an end, a return primarily necessitated by the ongoing SAG-AFTRA Strike.
Cena’s last solo Pay-Per-View victory dates back to 2018 when he triumphed over Triple H at the Greatest Royal Rumble. With his movie commitments on hold until the actor’s strike reaches a resolution, the future of Cena’s in-ring career remains uncertain.
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Following the event, John Cena posted a photo on social media featuring David Beckham during Beckham’s final soccer match. This poignant gesture strongly implied that Cena might have just competed in his last professional wrestling match. Cena has previously acknowledged that his in-ring journey is approaching its conclusion.
Adding further weight to these retirement speculations, Cena also shared an Instagram post featuring Babe Ruth’s last public appearance in 1948 during Yankee Stadium’s 25th-anniversary season. These poignant references have left fans with a heightened sense of anticipation regarding Cena’s potential retirement from the squared circle.
While the wrestling world buzzes with rumors and speculation, it is undeniable that Hollywood has its eye on John Cena, ready to welcome him back once the strike concludes. Cena, in his typical forward-thinking fashion, seems to be preparing for this transition as well.
John Cena’s impact on professional wrestling cannot be overstated. His journey has inspired countless fans and younger talents alike. If this indeed marks the end of his wrestling career, it will undoubtedly be a moment of reflection and appreciation for all that he has brought to the world of sports entertainment.
As fans and the wrestling community wait in suspense, it remains to be seen whether John Cena will return for one last hurrah or bid a heartfelt farewell to the ring that has been his stage for so many years. Regardless of the outcome, the legacy he leaves behind is undeniable, and the excitement of what lies ahead in Hollywood only adds to the intrigue surrounding this wrestling icon.