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John Cena Planned Proposal To Nikki Bella A Year Ago

John Cena's proposal to Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33 might be the most romantic celebrity engagement ever.

I never thought I'd write that sentence, but it's true.

And it's even more true now after I heard this romantic-ass story John Cena told on the "Today" show Monday morning about how long he'd been planning the proposal.

So basically, John Cena had been planning to propose to Nikki Bella (aka Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace) for well over a year.

In fact, he even told her that he was going to — she just doesn't remember.

Apparently, the two pro-wrestlers have a joke where they call the anesthesia you get during surgery "truth serum." (Even though pro-wrestling is fake, it's still fairly dangerous.)

John explained,

She's been by my side through a lot of surgeries. And I make a joke, because I know when they put you under anesthesia, you've like 20 minutes where you're out of it, and you can talk, but you don't remember what's going on. So I always ask her, 'You know they're going to put me under, ask whatever you want, and you're going to get the answer.'
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But a little over a year ago, it was Nikki who had neck surgery, and John's chance to get some answers.

The pro-wrestler said,

So when they put her under, I made sure to be the last person to wheel her to the OR, and right at the moment of no return I stopped the doctors and I leaned down, and I asked if she could hear me. She said 'Yes.' So I said, 'Well I have one question for you.' She said, 'What?' I said, 'You know, someday I'm gonna marry you.' And she said 'Yes.'

And according to Nikki, she didn't remember a thing from that conversation.

Shut up, that's the most romantic story I've ever heard. Are we sure Nicholas Sparks didn't write this?

Anyways, with that story in mind, now watch the actual proposal that went down on live TV Sunday night.

Is this not the cutest proposal you've ever seen?

Nikki Bella thought so, anyhow, and she told Al Roker on the "Today" show that she couldn't have made it more perfect herself.

She said,

I never would have thought that he would have proposed in front of all those people. But that's home for us. WWE is our home. It's where we met. It's our passion and our life. For me, it's like he is my prince charming. And he's saying, 'I want her to be my queen,' at our home in front of our family. And honestly, I couldn't have asked for it to be any other way. It was perfect.

Stop, ugh, I never asked to have these feels about pro-wrestling!

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And this final detail is the one that killed me — John Cena once said never wanted to get married... until he met Nikki Bella.

He said,

I found the right person. I found a strong person that I consider an inspiration. An equal. Someone when I'm down, can pick me up. It took a person that strong to change my life.

GREAT. So can someone point me in the direction of the pro-wrestling fandom?