In a recent interview with WSVN-TV, John Cena was asked about passing the torch and the current crop of superstars in the WWE:
“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.”
Of course, Cena is slated to return on the July 4th episode of Smackdown Live but in what capacity is still unknown at this time and it also might just be a temporary return as well. We will find out all the answers in three weeks.