John Cena says he had no issue not being involved in WWE WrestleMania 37, saying that part of his life is over and it's thrilling to see the promotion thrive without him.
Cena's last WWE appearance was at WrestleMania 36, during a cinematic Firefly Funhouse Match with Bray Wyatt. Despite heavy rumours that he would make some sort of appearance at Raymond James Stadium, Cena always maintained he would not be part of WrestleMania 37, which proved to be accurate.
The 44-year-old, for his part, is only too happy with his current position with WWE and was content to watch the two nights of WrestleMania 37 as a fan.
Speaking to Bleacher Report, Cena said: "We all have a window. And I love listening to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin talk about his window. My goal when I stepped foot in WWE was to leave it better than I found it, and it's really great to be able to see an event.
"I almost had the best transition you can possibly have. My last two WrestleManias were very interesting: an almost cinematic-type match and before that I was a fan. I got to sit in the crowd and see WrestleMania. I got to see the product. I got to see a stadium full of fans and it was beautiful. I felt at home.
"I want to be where I am and doing what I am, that's why I made that choice. I think it's really special, and we all think they're never going to go on without us. That's not true. It's more reassuring to me to not only see that WWE has a life after me, which is inevitable for sure, but that the life is thriving.
"There's so many great storylines, so many great matches. It's called WrestleMania, not CenaMania, you know? I've been a part [of it], and that part is over."