John Cena proposing Nikki Bella is probably the hottest news from the WWE world. This happened during WrestleMania 33 on Sunday when Cena proposed to Bella with a huge diamond ring. But what’s next for the couple? Will they be taking time off from SmackDown Live?
While it is true that the two are taking a break, but that is because of their own reasons. Nikki Bela had a neck injury back in 2015, which still needs time to heal. On the other hand, John Cena has made commitments for his Hollywood career which he needs to fulfil.
After the injury in 2015, Bella had to go through a major surgery in early 2016. There were speculations that she won’t be able to wrestle again because of the injury. She was supposed to be part of a number of events leading to WrestleMania, but she pulled her name due to the neck issue. In an interview with Between the Ropes, Bella explained why she needs some time off to let it heal.
“I have a slight herniation above where I had surgery…I just got cleared by my surgeon Wednesday, so I’m good to go.I kind of sprained my neck, and we found out some other stuff is going on, so I’m definitely going to have to take some time to heal that. But I’m cleared. I’m competing at WrestleMania.”
And for Cena, it is his movie career for which he will be taking the break from WWE. The Pact is expected to hit the floor in April 2018, and Cena will start shooting for the movie pretty soon. Though no timeframe has been confirmed, his break is expected to stretch up to an entire year.
The movie is about three fathers preventing their daughters from having sex during their prom night. John Cena will be starring in the film alongside Leslie Mann. Cena has a long list of movies coming out this year including Daddy’s Home 2 and Ferdinand. He was back just a few months ago, after he took off for shooting a TV show American Grit.
Forbes reported that Cena hasn’t been advertised for any SmackDown event after this week. He isn’t advertised even for Money in the Bank which will be held on June 18th.