John Cena on passing the torch, breaking Flair’s record, proposing at WrestleMania, retiring and moreJune 12, 2017
John Cena chats with Chris Van Vliet from WSVN-TV in Miami before the premiere of Season 2 of American Grit. Cena talks about his conversation with Ric Flair after tying Flair’s record, how many more titles he thinks he’ll win, what’s in store for his return to SmackDown Live on July 4th, who he will pass the torch to in WWE and more.
“I think it’s been passed without me. There’s a lot of folks who are currently doing a lot of damage on the roster. The show is thriving in my absence. I think it’s extremely competitive. I did win the 16th Championship at the Rumble but I was unfortunate in my first defense at Elimination Chamber and before that I hadn’t really been in the Championship picture for a while. I think the company is moving on quite well. I don’t know if there needs to be a formal anointment but they’re really doing well without me.” – John Cena on passing the torch.