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John Cena makes shock WWE retirement announcement at Money in the Bank

John Cena makes shock WWE retirement announcement at Money in the Bank

John Cena appeared at the Money in the Bank event in Toronto to make the announcement.

WWE legend John Cena made a surprise return at the Money in the Bank but only to deliver an emotional retirement announcement.

Cena's appearances in WWE have become more sporadic in recent years after developing into one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

His latest was at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto for WWE's sold-out Premium Live Event as Cena's music hit and he darted down to the ring.

The 16-time world champion grabbed the microphone and confirmed that he will be hanging up the jorts at some point in 2025, sparking collective gasps from the crowd.

Cena was sporting a new red 'Farewell Tour' t-shirt and revealed he plans to make as many as 40 appearances next year.

WrestleMania 41 in Las Vegas will be his last show of shows, though Cena wants to continue until December 2025 and even push for a record-breaking 17th world title.

"I have been doing this a while, I've been in WWE for over two decades," Cena said, addressing the fans.

"And in that time I've seen incredible waves of prosperity like we've got right now.

"WWE is the hottest ticket in town, no doubt. And I've also seen tremendous hardship.

"That's when no-one knows your name, nobody wants to be a friend and only the most dedicated, hardcore fans stand by your side.

"In all those years, one of the most important, impressive things that I learned was whether the WWE was hot or cold, Canadians always show up."

Fans chanted Cena's name and "Thank You Cena!" after his bombshell announcement

Arguably the greatest of all-time, Cena joined WWE in 2001 and embarked on a decorated, Hall of Fame career inside the squared circle.

He plans to be part of Monday Night Raw's move to Netflix and has confirmed any further appearances in WWE beyond his retirement will be in a suit and tie.

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Topics: John Cena, WWE