Odd Enough ​John Cena describes his high-stakes public proposal to Nikki Bella

​This is what it's like to propose in front of 70,000 people.

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Back in April, John Cena proposed to his fiancé Nikki Bella from the center of the ring at Wrestlemania 33.

Cena popped the question in front of a live crowd estimated at over 75,000 and millions more watching at home.

Today, Cena spoke with KIIS FM’s The Kyle & Jackie O Show about the gesture.

“We’ve been together for about four and a half years and I figured at that point if I was to go down in flames, I would go down swinging,” he said. “It was meant to be that way and I couldn’t think of a better place to do it.”

Cena and Bella’s proposal came at the tail end of their mixed-tag match victory over WWE superstars Maryse and the Miz, who are actually married in real life.

Cena has said in the past that he didn’t wish to be married again after divorcing his first wife, Elizabeth Huberdeau, in July of 2012, but told Kyle and Jackie O that Bella changed his worldview.

“I found the absolute right person. I found a strong person I consider an inspiration, an equal, somebody who when I’m feeling down picks me up,” Cena said. “It took a person that strong to change my view on life.”

Cena is currently taking time away from the ring while he goes on a speaking tour in Australia, and Bella, in the wake of Wrestlemania, has announced publicly that she’s taking a break from wrestling as well.

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