On April 2, we saw something that was greatly speculated about the week before WrestleMania, and yet was also not expected at times, based on what Cena had previously said on Total Divas. So, how did you feel about the proposal? Was it pointless?

Dorathy Gass:

It wasn’t pointless, but the move continues to make these two look like reality star media junkies. I read somewhere that Nikki Bella was shocked that ‘Jawn’ proposed because, despite the fact that it was splashed everywhere on the internet that he may do this, she didn’t think it was going to happen. Uhm, okay. It was just far too ‘staged’ for my liking; and I am actually one of those people who like both these superstars.

I don’t dislike them anymore, but with Total Divas debuting on the Wednesday after Wrestlemania 33, and with his proposal being splashed everywhere on main stream celebrity media outlets, one can’t help but wonder if this was simply an attempt to gain media coverage for Total Divas and the WWE in general.

John Deegan:

I don’t know if I would say pointless. I mean, if he’s happy and she’s happy, then of course it isn’t pointless. But, I would take issue with doing it on the big stage. Like, fine, it’s a WrestleMania moment that will likely be their favorite WrestleMania moment for all time…but I am one of those guys who thinks the public display, the engagement on the stadium scoreboard and the like, is better off to be avoided. And no, it’s not because there’s always the fear of public rejection (because honestly, if you are popping the question, you better have a pretty good idea she’s going to say yes). It’s because to me, that’s something that is so intimate and so personal, I wouldn’t want to do that in front of such a huge audience. But, it’s also easy for me to say, because I won’t ever have such an opportunity.

But, they did (or rather, he did, because in theory she had no idea he’d actually do it in the ring). And hey, they could, so why not, right? It won’t make me watch Total Divas or anything, so it is what it is. I found it funny, because how many times have we seen the clip of Cena telling her he did not see himself wanting to get married again, or having kids? So, either he’s just shutting her up, or she beat him into submission.

But, so long as they are happy, what do I care?

Joseph Lisnow:

I won’t say pointless. John Cena had a life changing question for Nikki Bella and both seem genuinely happy. I can’t be upset with that. Wrestling can be scripted,  but not love. Fans got a rare chance to see a proposal, which will go down as a WrestleMania moment.

From the start, all signs pointed to the two getting engaged. The announce team noted how family from both sides were ringside; something that doesn’t happen. That should have screamed marriage proposal. Then the match was quickly over with The Miz & Maryse getting destroyed. As Cena and Nikki celebrated on opposite turnbuckles, “The Champ” disappeared. He popped back in the camera’s view along with a microphone and something in his hand. We all knew what was about to happen. I thought Cena’s story about Nikki having surgery and returning was cute. It was a feel good moment and one fans would need after the heartbreak to close WrestleMania.

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