John Cena, a popular professional wrestler, and actor, has had a long and successful career in WWE. Following his immense success as a WWE Superstar, Cena transitioned to being an actor and achieved considerable success in Hollywood as well. While he has maintained a mostly positive public image, there have been a few controversies associated with him over the years.
However, it’s important to note that controversies are a part of the public persona of many celebrities. And while John Cena has been involved in some controversies, he has also been known for his philanthropy, charity work, and positive influence on fans.
As long as John Cena stays out of politics, he’s probably going to be the only wrestler without ANY controversies when it’s all said and done.
Ok, maybe him and Bryan Danielson too. pic.twitter.com/pqle1aqUTu
— ChanMan (@ChandranTheMan) June 28, 2022
Two years ago, The leader of the Cenation landed himself in a major controversy, for which he faced massive backlash. In the midst of International tensions between China and Taiwan, Cena literally angered the fans by belittling Taiwan. And apologizing to his fans in China for calling Taiwan ‘A Country’.
Actually, China doesn’t view Taiwan as an independent country. China refers to Taiwan as an integral part of its own country. Moreover, Cena’s apology to China led to fans all over the world saying he was cowardly bowing down to China due to his “F9” movie releasing on a lot of screens there.
What did John Cena actually say about Taiwan?
The issue started when John Cena showcased his linguistic skills by speaking Mandarin in Taiwan. During an interview with TVBS (a Taiwanese broadcaster), he said, “Taiwan is the first country that can watch F9,” in Mandarin. Cena was referring to his then-upcoming movie “Fast and Furious 9”.
However, it did not go well for Cena in mainland China. So much so, that he later had to apologize for his comments on Taiwan. In an interview with a Taiwanese broadcaster, Cena admitted it was inappropriate to call Taiwan ‘a country’.
Later, the former 16-time WWE champion also issued an apology on his Chinese Weibo account, where he has over 600,000 fans. “I’m very sorry for my mistakes. Sorry. Sorry. I’m really sorry. You have to understand that I love and respect China and Chinese people,” Cena told his Chinese fans. This enraged the fans even more.
Did WWE Legend Cena announce his Retirement from the ring?
John Cena is widely regarded as one of the most successful and influential wrestlers in the history of WWE. He had a remarkable career that spanned over two decades. And left a significant impact on the company and the wrestling industry as a whole. However, it seems the time is near when he finally hangs up his boots.
Did John Cena suggest his retirement from WWE by acknowledging that his body is no longer up to par? Read on!#JohnCena #FastX #WWE #koimoi https://t.co/3n7w9jHnHk
— Koimoi.com (@Koimoi) May 17, 2023
Recently, Cena admitted that his body won’t allow him to be in the wrestling arena every day anymore. He was also reflecting on his last match at WrestleMania 39, saying that was all he could do. Hence, it remains to be seen whether Cena has more left to do in the ring or if this is it.