WWE superstar turned actor John Cena took part in the post-WWE Money in the Bank press conference on Saturday night and discussed his announcement that he will retire from in-ring competition in 2025.

“It’s not going to end at WrestleMania, that WrestleMania will be my last WrestleMania, but hopefully, if everything goes according to plan, we’re going straight through from January to December. We’re going to try to do a long list of dates, I think right now, tentatively it’s hovering in the mid 30’s to 40’s, because I’m still going to try to juggle a lot of stuff that’s going on, and that will be the end of my in-ring competition.

Part of this business plan that I proposed and they accepted was me remaining in the WWE family in some capacity for an extended time to come. I’ve always said to the audience that WWE is my home, and I love it. Just because I physically feel I’m at my end doesn’t mean I need to distance myself from something I love.

I feel I have some wisdom locked up here that could be of some value, I look forward to ending my participation in the ring in the best way I possibly can and being a member of the extended WWE family for quite some time to come. I think this is the best way to do it, have a bunch of events all across the world where we can all get together for that one last time, go crazy, have fun, scream at the top of our lungs.

I’m done, this is it, but the reason I’m saying that is not because I’m over it, I’m done, I just want to send the message to our fans that if you ever wanted to be a part of this one last time, we’re going to do it as big as we can and we’re inviting everybody, and we hope you come and join the fun and enjoy the show.”

The full post-show press conference is available at this link.