John Cena shares more details on farewell tour

John Cena is retiring from WWE credit:Bang Showbiz
John Cena is retiring from WWE credit:Bang Showbiz

John Cena is planning a "long list of dates" for his WWE farewell tour.

The 47-year-old wrestler-turned-actor announced at the Money in the Bank event in Toronto, Canada, over the weekend, that he will step down from the World Wrestling Entertainment company in 2025 but he's planning to go out with a bang and admitted he's hoping to still make around 40 appearances next year.

During the post-show press conference, Fightful reports he said: "Here’s where we give you some of the deets of the farewell tour. It’s not gonna end at WrestleMania. WrestleMania will be my last WrestleMania.

"But hopefully, if everything goes according to plan, we’re going straight through from January to December.

"We’re gonna try to go a long list of dates. I think right now tentatively, it’s hovering in the mid-30s to 40s, because I’m still gonna try to juggle a lot of stuff that’s going on.

"That will be the end of my in-ring completion."

However, the 'Blockers' actor still wants to stay with the organisation "for an extended time to come", even though he won't be fighting.

He added: "Now, part of this business plan that I proposed and I proposed, thank you, they, was me remaining in the WWE family in some capacity for an extended time to come.

"I’ve always said to the audience that the WWE is my home, and I love it. Just because I physically I feel I’m at my end, doesn’t mean I need to distance myself from something I love.

"I have passion for this business. I still watch 'Money in the Bank' and yell at the screen and yell at the guys for what they’re doing or what they could be doing, so I still, I feel I have some wisdom locked up here that could be of some value.

"So I look forward to ending my participation in the ring in the best way that I possibly can and being a member of the extended WWE family for quite some time to come."

The star signed with WWE in 2001 and is a 16-time world champion.

Since 2018, he has performed part-time.