John Cena and Nikki Bella, after bringing down fellow power couple Maryse and The Miz, delighted WWE viewers and ringside fans with another, softer side. Getting down on one knee in the ring, Cena asked Bella "I had been waiting so long to ask you this ... Will you marry me?" To no one’s surprise, Bella said yes.
Fans had long supposed that Cena was on the cusp of popping the question to Bella. Her feuds with wrestler Natalya, The Miz, and Maryse, were closely followed as was the news of her neck surgery. So too was the prospect of an impending proposal from Cena to Bella. Cena’s mother was at ringside and was there to see the happy couple embrace on the canvas at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Taking a microphone, Cena paid tribute to Bella and her work to recover from a neck injury and then revealed that he had asked her when she was “too loopy” from anesthesia and painkillers to remember the first proposal that came after her delicate surgery. Tonight, Cena made his proposal in the most public manner possible with thousands of in the stands in Orlando, and perhaps millions of fans worldwide. Bell said “yes” one more time.
Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat and the editor of Spero News.