The last time John Cena and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson squared off at WrestleMania was more than ten years ago. Cena was upset that Johnson left WWE for Hollywood.

With Cena now following in his footsteps, he claims he was a "hypocrite." John Cena acknowledged that he regrets being "shortsighted and selfish" in picking a fight with Dwayne Johnson.

“I got selfish, and me living WWE at the point and not having any concept of growth or someone else’s perspective, I took Dwayne’s comments as not genuine,” John Cena, the 15-time WWE champion said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast.

“My view was, if you love something, be there everyday. What a hypocrite I am, because I still love WWE and I can’t go all the time. And I just didn’t see that, I was so selfish.” – John Cena

“Instead of going like, ‘Hey man, I’d like to try to do this thing to hook you back in and maybe we can collaborate and really make it big,’ I was just like, ‘Eff this, I’m calling this dude out. This is a moment. You gave me an opening. I’m going to kick the door in,'” he recalled. “And I was diligent and I understand why he got upset.”

Cena said he didn’t understand what Johnson and wrestlers like Dave Bautista were doing.

The two eventually came to an understanding, and their friendship is now “in a really good place.”