Professional wrestling tends to be all about the suplexes, the piledrivers, and the Stone Cold Stunners, and amidst all of that violence, it can be easy to lose sight of the one thing in life that matters more than wrestling: love. During WrestleMania 33 tonight in Orlando, though, superstar John Cena set aside some time so his heart could jump into the ring for once, and after he and longtime girlfriend Nikki Bella vanquished rivals The Miz and Maryse, Cena got down on one knee and proposed to Bella on the spot. Naturally, she said yes.
This was the payoff to some long-stewing drama between the two of them, as Cena’s reluctance to propose had become a major recurring plot point on the E! reality shows Total Divas and Total Bellas. As those who follow this stuff surely know, Nikki Bella (whose real name is Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace) wanted to settle down and have kids, but Cena didn’t. Tonight, though, he set his concerns aside and put on what could be the most romantic stunt in the history of WrestleMania.
As Wrestling Observer notes, this is the last big match for both Cena and Bella for the foreseeable future, as he’s going to “focus on Hollywood projects” and she’s taking time off for a neck injury.
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You can see a GIF of the big moment below.