During a recent appearance on WWE The Bump, John Cena discussed his reunion with former rival The Rock on SmackDown in Denver. When asked about the encounter, Cena reframed the question, emphasizing that he now considers The Rock a friend rather than a rival.
Cena expressed his gratitude for the question and then explained that he views his past rivalry with The Rock as a professional mistake on his part. He acknowledged that the way he conducted business during their rivalry may not have been in the best interest of the professional wrestling industry.
Cena emphasized that he has been openly apologetic about his past behavior and noted that he publicly apologized for it. The recent meeting with The Rock was the first time they had seen each other since Cena’s public apology, and he wanted to ensure that The Rock heard his apology face-to-face. Cena concluded by stating that it was good to see a friend.
The Rock’s surprise appearance on SmackDown and his subsequent meeting with John Cena have garnered attention from wrestling fans, and there is speculation about whether their reunion may extend to other projects, such as the Fast & Furious franchise.
“Thank you for your question, but let me reframe it, ‘what was it like to see a friend that I haven’t seen in a long time?’ In between the times that we’ve spent with each other, I’ve openly come to a realization that the first attempt of us competing against each other probably was a professional mistake on my past.”
“I’ve been very apologetic, and very open with my apology that the way I conducted business was not in the realm of conducting good business. We did great business. It was good to see him and reconnect after all this time. That was the first time we’d seen each other since I publicly apologized for that, and I just wanted to make sure he heard that face-to-face again, and it’s good to see a friend.”