John Cena's Hilarious Response To Dwayne Johnson's Late Night 'Threats'

WrestleMania 34 is just around the corner, and WWE superstars both new and old have been raising awareness for the PPV event, particularly on late night show. While also promoting his upcoming film Rampage, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson amusingly revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that even though he and John Cena are pals now, they didn't always get along in the ring. The Rock left a special "threat" for Kimmel to read to Cena during the latter's appearance that next night, which Kimmel did. And as you'll see below, Cena's response was quite hilarious:

John Cena has often been praised in the pro-wrestling community for his ability to command an audience, and also to spin an on-the-fly monologue out of just about anything. And he showcased that ability for Jimmy Kimmel Live! viewers. The folks in attendance were on their feet by the end of Cena's rant, which almost exclusively relied on the imagery of Dwayne Johnson cleaning Cena's butthole. (How could it be anything but that?) The fact that Cena was able to deliver an impassioned and nonsensical speech about Johnson and butt stuff for a solid two minutes without so much as cracking a smile is a true testament to his talent, as well as his professionalism as a shit-talker.

The colorful and hilarious rant also shows John Cena is good at poking fun at himself to make a joke. (Perhaps poking isn't a good word there.) In fact, it's all so perfectly well constructed, one has to wonder if it actually was something he did off the cuff, or if it was a rehearsed segment. We can only trust Jimmy Kimmel at his word that the things we watched involving the note were legitimate, and not just some conspiratorial attempt to have Cena promote his far more immature spinoff of The Vagina Monologues.

The Rock's message blended suspiciously well with Cena's not-no-subtle promotion of his upcoming comedy feature Blockers. Although one could make the argument that's just more evidence of Cena's ability to craft anything into a workable promo. Was it all a cleverly devised promotional bit? Only the behind the scenes staff of Jimmy Kimmel Live! knows for sure. But try not to have subliminal flashbacks to it whenever you're brushing your teeth later.

Professional wrestling is a world where the line between fiction and reality can often blur, although in this case, we're assuming John Cena's offer to Dwayne Johnson to help wash his butt is mostly fiction. (Okay, it's probably all fiction.) The two do have a past history of saying things about each other in public that led to legitimate hurt feelings behind closed doors, and it sure would be a shame to see these two wrestling actors' bromance go down the toilet due to some literal "shit talk." But if it did, you just know the WWE would be around to profit off whatever feud would develop.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights on ABC at 11:35 p.m. ET. WrestleMania 34 will air live on the WWE network and PPV on Sunday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m. ET. For more on upcoming television visit our midseason premiere guide and summer premiere guide.

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Mick Joest is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend with his hand in an eclectic mix of television goodness. Star Trek is his main jam, but he also regularly reports on happenings in the world of Star Trek, WWE, Doctor Who, 90 Day Fiancé, Quantum Leap, and Big Brother. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Radio and Television. He's great at hosting panels and appearing on podcasts if given the chance as well.