WWE Superstar John Cena went into the ring armed with another ring on Sunday night at WrestleMania 33.
After beating The Miz and Maryse in a couple’s match, the “Trainwreck” actor dropped down on one knee and proposed to WWE Diva Nikki Bella.
“This is what you wanted a year ago … you broke your neck and did everything you could to get back. I was so very proud,” Cena told his longtime girlfriend, referring to her injury last year.
“Before you went into surgery, I told you there’d be a time when you were a little bit loopy and I could ask you anything I wanted and you wouldn’t remember,” he teased her. “Well, the time is right” to reveal what he asked, the wrestler said.
Cena then pulled out a WWE-sized rock and asked Nikki to marry him — as the 70,000-strong audience at the Camping World Arena in Orlando, Florida, exploded in “awwwwws.”
Thankfully, considering how many people were watching the romantic moment live and on TV, Nikki said yes.
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Cena was gushing over Bella when talking to reporters the day before at the WWE Make a Wish event, saying: “Nicole is the strongest and most inspiring person I have ever met and that is why I love her. This moment tomorrow to me is the most important of all because I get to stand alongside the person I am in love with. This is the one that I will remember,” he said.
“Everyone always asks me, ‘What is your favorite match?’ and I tell them, ‘It’s the next one.’ When you ask me after Sunday, my answer will be ‘the second I got to stand in a WrestleMania ring alongside Nicole and beat somebody,'” Cena continued.
“All of that is because of her story — she drives me, she inspires me. We learn from each other every day, it’s amazing the stuff that you guys don’t see that happens. On top of that, I am head over heels for her, and she loves this business as much as I do. For both of us to be in there, it’s special,” he added.
For anyone who didn’t get teary-eyed at that, you have a heart of stone.
Cena and Bella (whose real name is Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace) have been dating since May 2014. She was previously in a relationship with fellow WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler.