Skip Nav
Amal Clooney
Amal and George Clooney's Love Story Is a Fairy Tale in Black and White
Celebrity Couples
Look Back at Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley's Sweetest Moments
British Celebrities
We Wanted to Be Kate Beckinsale 17 Years Ago, and We Still Do Now

Are The Rock and John Cena Friends?

Are Dwayne Johnson and John Cena Actually "Best Friends?" Well, It Depends Who You Ask

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04:  The Rock and John Cena attend the WrestleMania 29 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on April 4, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Dwayne Johnson and John Cena have one major thing in common: they're both WWE wrestlers who transitioned into successful Hollywood actors. But long before they were raking in millions from the big screen, they were trading jabs in and out of the wrestling ring. It all began when Dwayne decided to pursue his acting career after hosting Saturday Night Live in 2000. John didn't agree with Dwayne's decision to leave wrestling and made comments that didn't sit well with the self-proclaimed "People's Champ."

"My thing was, 'Hey man, as a fan, I loved you performing in this venue all the time, you left us high and dry, why aren't you back here?" John previously told Sports Illustrated. "It's obvious you're still healthy and obvious you're still capable.'"

In a 2014 interview with Muscle and Fitness, Dwayne confirmed that he and John did have a legitimate feud over John's statements when they faced each other at Wrestlemania in 2012 and 2013. "John had said some things in an interview that I took exception to," he said. "He felt they were OK, I felt that they weren't OK."

ADVERTISEMENT

Fortunately, Dwayne considered it all water under the bridge by that point and had forgiven him. "We're good buddies these days," he told the publication. John also apologised for his comments in his aforementioned Sports Illustrated interview, saying, "It was stupid of me. It genuinely was." John continued, "For me to not be able to see Dwayne's vision on what he wanted to do personally, and how his personal success could affect a growing global brand, that was just ignorant on my part."

In 2018, John revealed to EW that it would be his "dream" to work with Dwayne in a Fast and Furious film. "I just think between our chemistry in the live performance setting, there's something certainly there with The Rock. So that would be my one name on the wish list."

While promoting his latest film, Rampage, Dwayne stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week, and opened up about his former rivalry with John. "In the world of wrestling, it's fictionalised, it's a TV show, but we had our rivalry. Now we can look back on it, it was so real," the 45 year old admitted.

The father of twowith one on the way — also said that John is one of his "best friends". "We talk all the time, and I'm rooting for him to win," Dwayne said.

However, when it came time for John to respond to Dwayne's comments when he appeared on the late night talk-show the next day, he seemed a bit taken aback by Dwayne's "best friend" statement.

"Have you ever been to his house?" Jimmy asked. "Like, what do you mean by that?" John teased. "I mean, have you ever gone through the front door of his house and entered it?" Jimmy fired back. "Yeah, 10 times . . . in my mind," John joked. Here's to hoping the "good buddies" can sit down, grab a beer, and hash things out about starring in a movie together sooner than later.

Image Source: Getty / Taylor Hill
From Our Partners
Gwyneth Paltrow's Comments on Brad Pitt and Harvey Weinstein
Meghan Markle Interview With Craig Ferguson 2013
Bishop Michael Curry Quotes About the Royal Wedding 2018
Busy Philipps on Her Friendship With Michelle Williams
Ryan Reynolds Talks About Daughter James on GMA May 2018
Nikki Bella Talks About John Cena Split on Extra May 2018
Why Isn't Meghan Markle's Dad Going to the Royal Wedding?
John Cena Talks About Nikki Bella Split on Today Show 2018
Bindi Irwin Talks About Her Dad Steve Irwin May 2018
Janelle Monae Coming Out Quotes in Rolling Stone May 2018
Adele Quotes About Rihanna in Time's Most Influential People
Sophie Turner's Quotes About Joe Jonas Marie Claire 2018
From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds