Former WWE rivals Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and John Cena, known for their intense on-screen battles, surprised fans with a remarkable reunion during WWE SmackDown! on Friday night at Denver's Ball Arena.
The unexpected encounter, captured on camera and shared on X, unfolded backstage as ESPN sports analyst Pat McAfee wrapped up a conversation with Johnson following a discussion about wrestling and their respective careers.
However, as McAfee pointed behind Johnson, a grinning Cena materialized, invoking his iconic catchphrase, "You can't see me."
The audience's roar of approval was deafening as the two iconic wrestlers squared off in an atmosphere charged with anticipation.
The friendly banter continued as Johnson playfully jabbed at Cena, quipping, "I see you trying to smile!"
Cena, nodding in agreement, extended his hand to Johnson and warmly declared, "Welcome home."
The crowd's response was thunderous, echoing the sentiment that these two legends had indeed come home.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and John Cena rivalry in WWE history:
Cena and Johnson's history is one of storied rivalry, with both men engaging in epic battles that have left an indelible mark on WWE history.
The intense professional competition between them often spilled over into real-life verbal exchanges, reaching its peak in 2012 and 2013 during their iconic showdowns.
Despite the fierce rivalry, Cena's recent comments have shed light on their evolving relationship.
Cena, who made a triumphant return to the wrestling ring in 2021 after a hiatus, expressed his hope that Johnson might consider a return to WWE.
Acknowledging Johnson's legendary status as "the most electrifying man in sports entertainment," Cena emphasized that the decision should be entirely Johnson's, free from any external pressure.
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