John Cena: WWE's Future Becomes Less Stable The Longer They Bet On An Ageing Prospect
Cena wants to see WWE focus on newer stars
John Cena says WWE needs to move on from relying heavily on ageing veterans, saying the future of the company remains uncertain while they continue to make older stars the main attraction.
Cena has returned to WWE for the first time in 18 months and is working a near-on full schedule. The 16-time World Champion, who made his comeback at Money In The Bank last month, has featured on Raw and SmackDown, is working live events, and is set to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam.
At 44-years-old, Cena has more matches behind him than in front of him, but he has been one of WWE's main-event players for over 15 years.
While relishing his time in the company, Cena knows WWE need to move away from making people like him the focus, for fear that the future is unstable because of a lack of new stars to build around.
Speaking to USA Today, Cena said: "Man, I wish there was some sort of fountain of youth where I could be a full-time contributor. The longer they continue to bet on an aging prospect, that makes (WWE's) future a little bit less stable.
"I used to chastise people for not working as efficiently as the WWE. And as a young man, I failed big. I was judgmental and I was apprehensive and I wanted to be back in the ring because I loved that immediate gratification."