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John Cena, Steve Austin & The Undertaker WWE WrestleMania 40 Status Update

The One Big Thing

John Cena, Steve Austin, and The Undertaker will not be competing in matches at WWE WrestleMania 40, according to recent updates from wrestling insider Dave Meltzer.

Key Updates

  • John Cena is scheduled to begin shooting the second season of Peacemaker in June.
  • Despite being free on the day of WrestleMania, Cena’s physical participation would be limited.
  • The Undertaker shows no signs of coming out of retirement, while Steve Austin, who returned for WrestleMania 38, hasn’t indicated any involvement this year.

Why It Matters

The involvement of Cena, Austin, and The Undertaker has historically contributed significant viewership and fan interest to WrestleMania events. Their absence or limited participation may impact the anticipation and overall success of WWE’s biggest show of the year.


Speculation about Cena and Austin’s appearance at WrestleMania 40 was sparked by a segment on WWE Raw featuring a production truck with their images. The Undertaker, synonymous with WrestleMania, also remains a point of speculation each year. Meltzer’s insights provide clarity ahead of the event’s kickoff.

Recent Appearances

  • Cena last competed in a WWE ring at Crown Jewel 2023.
  • The Undertaker has remained retired from in-ring competition.
  • Steve Austin made a comeback at WrestleMania 38, competing against Kevin Owens.

WrestleTalk will continue to provide updates on the status of Cena, Austin, and The Undertaker for WrestleMania 40.

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