WWE: John Cena on “Sun Setting” on His WWE Career, Matt Hardy on His Interest in Potential Future WWE Return Run for The Hardys, More News

John Cena Comments on His WWE Career Nearing Its End

PEOPLE held a recent interview with John Cena. One of the topics discussed included Cena’s thoughts about his belief that his WWE career is nearing its end.

“I know my WWE journey is coming to an end, but fitness was a part of my life long before the WWE journey started. Fitness will be a part of my life, hopefully as long as my heart’s beating. So the WWE has been a great chapter in my life — it’s year 23 for me — and the sun’s setting on that chapter in the book, but fitness will never not be a part of my life.”

Matt Hardy Comments on His Interest in Potential Future WWE Return Run for The Hardys

A recent episode of the Busted Open Radio podcast featured former AEW talent and current TNA talent Matt Hardy as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Hardy’s thoughts about how he wants The Hardys careers to end.

“I would like to do TNA and have a hell of a run there, and then I almost feel like now, just the destiny has revealed itself in many ways, I almost feel Jeff and I, we end up returning to WWE, do something small and then go onto the Hall of Fame. That’s a best case scenario.”

Hardy also gave his thoughts about his brother Jeff wanting to prove himself with his recent return to TNA.

“That’s a great question. I think Jeff really wanted to come back to TNA to continue to build equity, and he knows that TNA and WWE are working together. I have friends in the WWE, I have spoken with people in WWE. So I think Jeff just wants to once again just show people how he is a different human being. The way to put equity into that is to go to TNA, have a kickass run, and show people he’s on his best behavior.”

Transcript h/t: Fightful.com

WWE News & Notes

As noted before, Monday’s WWE RAW show in Corpus Christi, Texas featured Uncle Howdy and the Wyatt Sicks making their surprise return to WWE. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources stated that besides Chad Gable, all of the “victims” shown on-screen from the Wyatt Sicks attack were all talents brought in as extras by WWE for the segment. Johnson reported that it is currently not believed that any NXT talents or anyone who was being introduced into storylines were used for this segment.

Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that WWE had invited several United Kingdom-based indie talents to last week’s WWE SmackDown and Clash at the Castle 2024 shows in Glasgow, Scotland. It was reported that some of the people who were invited were guests while others were used as extras for the shows. In regards to those who were invited, it was reported that those confirmed by their sources included Damian Corvin, Progress Women’s World Champion Rhio, Aaron Echo, Andy Roberts, Shreddy, BT Gunn, RP Davies, Danny Jones, and Mulligan. It was also reported that it is currently not known if WWE officials had offered contracts to any of the indie talents they had invited for their shows.

Wednesday’s WWE Speed show on Twitter featured Xavier Woods defeating Dijak in a #1 Contender tournament match for the WWE Speed Championship. Woods will be facing off against the winner of Nathan Frazer vs. Akira Tozawa in the Finals of WWE’s newest #1 Contender’s tournament for the WWE Speed title.

In a recent interview with ESPN, San Fransisco 49ers player George Kittle gave his thoughts about the reaction he received from 49ers General Manager John Lynch following his involvement at last year’s WrestleMania 39 event in Inglewood, California. Kittle stated that he received a text message from Lynch that stated “Hope you had fun. Don’t do that again.” Kittle also stated that he did not inform the team of his plan to get physical at the event and was under the mindset of “just don’t get hurt, and we won’t have any problems with anything.”

As noted before, TNA talents Joe Hendry and Frankie Kazarian made surprise appearances at Tuesday’s WWE NXT show. Hendry recently reflected on Twitter about his surprise appearance stating that WWE’s video of his appearance is currently the second most liked video on WWE’s Twitter account since this past April’s WrestleMania 40 event. Hendry statedThis is @WWE ‘s second most liked video since Wrestlemania. Make It The Best and most liked video.” In regards to WWE’s most liked video on Twitter, WrestleOps reported that Uncle Howdy’s arrival on RAW from this past Monday’s WWE RAW show is currently WWE’s most liked Twitter video since WrestleMania 40.

Following his quick elimination during the #1 Contender 25-Man Battle Royal match for the NXT Championship at this past Tuesday’s NXT show, WWE released a digital exclusive backstage video on Twitter featuring an upset Joe Hendry confronting NXT head booker Shawn Michaels backstage. Hendry blamed Michaels for his quick elimination and stated that he can “show up anywhere and on any show” teasing another appearance in WWE in teh future.

Fightful Select’s Corey Brennan reported that his sources stated that NXT Je’Von Evans received a lot of praise backstage from NXT officials over his awareness of the camera specifically in regards to how he made the closing shot happen on this past Tuesday’s NXT show.

As noted before, NXT talent Brooks Jensen is currently involved in a storyline revolving around his issues with NXT management and NXT head booker Shawn Michaels. This past Tuesday’s NXT show featured Jensen attempting to rush from the crowd to get to the ringside area only to be quickly stopped by security and later “arrested” by police. Fightful Select’s Corey Brennan reported that his sources stated that Jensen’s antics during Wes Lee’s in-ring to Oba Femi was the reason why Lee was thrown off for a bit since he was not supposed to acknowledge what was happening in the background of his segment.

In a recent interview with The Gorilla Position podcast, Chad Gable gave his thoughts about his recent heel turn and character in WWE. Gable stated “The whole idea to turn heel was kind of my idea. I felt like I had almost flatlined as a babyface somewhere around WrestleMania. Came up short against Gunther a few times, then short against Sami. And at a certain point, something’s got to change or the people are not going to buy into you any further. We made it happen and just the stars aligned perfectly and I feel like it just worked out in our favor,” Gable continued. “Since then, Otis is this perfect, sympathetic guy that you can’t help but feel bad for. So, really we’ve just got everything in our favor working for us right now and it’s great that the story is going so well.” (Transcript h/t: F4WOnline.com)

WWE announced one new updated match for the card of next week’s WWE RAW show in June 24th Indianapolis, Indiana:

  • Men’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Triple Threat match – Braun Strowman vs. Ilja Dragunov vs. Bronson Reed