Who do you think will be the opponent in John Cena’s last match?
When we finally see John Cena’s last match, it will be a sad day in wrestling.
Since his WWE debut in June 2002, John Cena has been the biggest star in WWE and an incredible ambassador for the WWE brand.
Over his illustrious career, John Cena picked up 16 world championships, tying WWE’s record with one of the all time greats, going level with The Nature Boy Ric Flair.
With his career winding down, it seems unlikely that John Cena will surpass the two-time Hall of Famer, but you can never say never with somebody as talented or determined as John Cena.
It is currently unknown whether John Cena is retired or not, although the 16 time champion has hinted at John Cena’s retirement in recent interviews.
Although he is 45 and currently pursuing an acting career in Hollywood, you never know when John Cena will pop up for one last match to wow the WWE audience again.
John Cena’s last match was at WrestleMania 39, when he took on Austin Theory in the opening match on the first night of the event.
He lost that bout, with the 45 year old looking off the pace in his first match of 2023. However, it has been four years since The Champ left his full-time schedule in the WWE, and we will go through that match in this article.
John Cena’s Last Match As A Full-Time Wrestler
John Cena’s last match as a full-time WWE Superstar was a Fatal 4 Way match on the 14th of January, 2019.
The match was just weeks before the Royal Rumble, and the winner earned themselves a chance to wrestle the Universal Champion Brock Lesnar for the title at the event.
Cena had returned to the WWE full-time in 2018, working both Raw and house show matches all over the country.
In this match, John Cena wrestled against Finn Balor, Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley and Baron Corbin, who were all competitors in a tag team match the week prior.
As this was Cena’s last match, it is clear he did not win the bout. He actually took the pin fall from Finn Balor, who’s coup de grace put The Champ away for the three count.
This was revenge for Cena, who defeated Balor the year prior to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match.
Sadly for Cena, he would go away from the WWE after this bout, only wrestling a handful of matches up until his last match against Austin Theory at WrestleMania 39.
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