WATCH: When John Cena Proposed to Nikki Bella in a Dream WrestleMania Moment

Published 02/15/2021, 12:18 PM EST


Before Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch, John Cena and Nikki Bella were all the talk of the WWE Universe. With popularity greater than their respective storylines, everyone followed what the power couple of WWE was up to.

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The two were often shown in backstage segments and had regular appearances on the Total Divas show. Cena and Nikki also had some funny moments with Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella, who were also together. 

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 15: John Cena and Nikki Bella attend the 2017 FOX Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)

However, the fairytale of their story was at WrestleMania 33, when John Cena got down on one knee in front of the huge live audience to propose to Nikki Bella, in one of the biggest moments in WWE history.

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After winning the tag team match as a couple vs The Miz and his wife Maryse, Cena had a heartfelt moment with Nikki, after which he pulled out a little black box. 

As he knelt, the crowd roared because this was one of the biggest shipped moments from the part of the fans. Nikki then agreed to the proposal, and the two celebrated in front of thousands of cheering fans. 

This was one of the most emotional moments in WWE history. Probably falling short of the legendary reunion of Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth, this was definitely up there. 

Unfortunately, things did not end happily ever after as John Cena and Nikki Bella split months after this moment. The WWE Universe was shocked by this news but backed the two. 

Nikki Bella and John Cena have both found happiness with their partners

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Nikki Bella is now happily married to her Dancing with the Stars partner Artem Chigvintsev. The two have also recently welcomed an adorable child into the world.

WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 11: Shay Shariatzadeh and John Cena attend the premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Dolittle” at Regency Village Theatre on January 11, 2020 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

John Cena, on the other hand, recently tied the knot with his girlfriend Shay Shariatzadeh. The two have been spotted together often and are enjoying their lives right now. 

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Cena is caught up in his role in Hollywood and will not be attending WrestleMania 27, which makes it a WrestleMania without Cena. He has found a new career and is making every moment count, just like Dwayne Johnson before him. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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