Former WWE world champion John Cena says Roman Reigns is his successor, having stepped away from the ring a couple of years ago.

The 46-year-old is now a part-time wrestler having ventured into the movie industry.

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“You don’t pass it to anybody. You just hope to put energy out there and anyone with potential can get it. It was said that I passed the torch to Roman years ago, and he absolutely is the face of the franchise. In my mind, he’s the greatest of all,” Cena told Busted Open Radio last year.

For some millennials, the name Cena will forever be attached to WWE just like The Rock, Hulk Hogan, Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Cena started his WWE career back in 2002 but his break came a year later when he brought the ‘Dr of Thuganomics’ gimic.

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Cena rates Roman Reigns

The 16-time WWE champion said although he still enjoys wrestling, his body has limitations now that he is older.

He explained to Busted Open Radio that he wishes “every day” he was still a regular performer for the company.

“My body can’t do it anymore, and I don’t want to give the consumer a bad product,” Cena added.

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Since switching to acting,Cena has made limited appearances for WWE starting from 2019.

He had an extended run in the summer of 2021 when he returned at Money in the Bank to challenge Reigns for the WWE universal championship at SummerSlam. Cena was again beaten by Reigns before taking another sabbatical.

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