At WWE No Mercy last night, Roman Reigns defeated John Cena to claim the title of undisputed babyfaced shoved down the throats of fans despite widespread protest. After the match was over, Cena seemed like he was saying goodbye to the crowd. Did it mean he was retiring?
Cena was asked that very question on Raw Talk after the show, but he assured everyone that's not exactly the case.
"I just think my role is different. I said this on a podcast with Edge and Christian," Cena told Renee Young and Jerry Lawler. "Regardless of if I have outside opportunities or not, I'm forty years old and I have 15 years of track experience here in WWE. And not on a normal level. At an elite level. And I don't know how long I can keep it up."
"I'm not done," Cena reiterated. "But I don't know if I can keep going at the pace I've been going."
As for what he'll be doing next, it seems a new gimmick is order: "I guess I'll be like a weird Batman character. They shine the light, I'll come a runnin'."
In Batman's origin, it was Bruce Wayne's parents' murder that caused the billionaire to put on a bat suit and assault mentally ill criminals on the streets of Gotham. For John Cena, it appears the catalyst will be the murder of his super-Cena push by Cena 2.0.