Kevin Owens has discussed exchanging text messages with WWE icon John Cena and says the last message he got came at 1 am and was entirely unprompted.
John Cena and Kevin Owens have a storied history as Owens took aim at Cena in his first feud on WWE’s main roster while still NXT Champion. Since then Owens has captured the Universal Championship and cemented himself as a top-tier talent in the company while John Cena has wound down his in-ring career as he focuses on his Hollywood exploits.
The next stage in their relationship – at least on-screen – will see Owens team with John Cena on the final SmackDown of 2022 in Tampa, Florida where they will take on The Bloodline duo of Sami Zayn and Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. The match ensures that Cena keeps alive his streak of competing in a WWE ring in every calendar year since he made his debut for the company in 2002.
Speaking to Peter Rosenberg on Cheap Heat, Kevin Owens discussed his friendship with John Cena and reveals the last text he got from the sixteen times champion of the world at 1 am:
“We text here and there. The text messages…I’m not going to say that I actually use the emojis that he described, but it’s a lot like that. We talk about some silly stuff. ‘Remember when we had this match and this happened,’ stuff like that.”
“We haven’t really discussed the upcoming SmackDown just yet. He’s very excited. The last text I got from him was, ‘I LOVE WRESTLING’ in all caps. Unprompted. I don’t know what he was doing. No idea. I think it was 1 AM. I don’t know where he was in the world.”