John Cena reveals what he said to The Rock at WrestleMania 29

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One of the most heated rivalries in modern WWE was when John Cena shared the squared circle with The Rock.

Two faces of the company but from different eras. Cena representing the PG Era, and The Rock representing the Attitude Era.

After a year long buildup heading into WrestleMania 28, with promos getting more and more heated along the way, it was The Rock who picked up the 1, 2, 3 on Cena.


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Despite it being advertised as 'once in a lifetime', the WWE Universe were treated to a rematch one year later at WrestleMania 29, and this time around, it was Cena picking up the victory.

However, what caught the eyes of the WWE Universe was the fairly long chat the duo had in the middle of the ring after the conclusion of the match.

Up until now, both Cena and The Rock decided to keep that chat between themselves, but that has all changed now as Cena has revealed all during a Q&A session.

The SmackDown LIVE superstar was taking part in a question and answer session at the Salt Lake Comic Con. He touched upon several different stories, including why he took off his armband at SummerSlam following his defeat to AJ Styles, but he was also asked about the conversation he had with The Rock at 'Mania 29.

When asked the question, Cena delivered the whole backstory between him and The Brahma Bull, before finally revealing what he actually said to The People's Champ.

Cena said: "For two years, The Rock and I kind of made fun of each other a lot. It got pretty heated and it got pretty personal.

"I said some things that were less than nice. He said some things that were less than nice. And I can assure you, in our line of work, there is a grey area where imagination becomes very real and we were right in the sweet spot of that grey area, each watching the other's every move and not too happy with the other party.

"We had a match in Miami [Florida] at WrestleMania, of which I finished second place. I'm very proud of that. That's a polite way of saying I lost. But we had a followup match at MetLife Stadium [in East Rutherford, New Jersey] and I was good enough to finish first that day and when I did, I was well-aware of the amount of work Dwayne Johnson had on his plate and the fact that he did not need to come back to the WWE.

"I talked all that trash many years ago just to try to get him back because I, like you guys, am a fan of The Rock. So he comes back and stays for the better [part] of two years, only to lose in one of his final matches in WWE.

"After the three-count in the match in New York, we had a moment where we had an embrace and I said something to him. And there have been a few people who asked me what I said and I always said, 'well, that's between me and him'.

"I actually told him that he had taken a picture with me when I was an employee at Gold's Gym back in the year 2000 when The Rock was, like, meteoric. And he didn't need to pay any attention to anyone, but people who could possibly do things for him.

"Here's this low-level employee at Gold's Gym wowed by the unbelievable personality of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. I went up to him and said, 'Rock, is it okay if we get a picture together?' And he gave me the picture, he gave me some advice on how to further my career, and he didn't have to do any of that.

"And now, being in the return seat, I understand, truly, how valuable his time was and how much that meant to me as a person. And I held him close and I said, 'you're never going to remember this, but you took a picture with me in 2000.

"It helped me stand here today and if it weren't for you, I wouldn't be here today.' And then, I thanked him very much for all he has done for the [professional wrestling] industry, all he has done for me, and we went backstage and had a shot together in celebration."

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