WWE News: Surprising Photos of The Rock and John Cena Hugging

Imaan JalaliFeatured ColumnistSeptember 12, 2012

Photo courtesy of WWE.com
Photo courtesy of WWE.com

If you were under the impression that only Daniel Bryan and Kane are the hugging types in WWE, think again.

Surprisingly, onscreen rivals John Cena and The Rock enjoy "dishing out" brotherly embraces as much as, if not more than, the anger-managed duo.

Appearances, to say the least, have certainly been deceiving. 

After they chucked incendiary insults at each other over the course of a year—which led up to their WrestleMania 28 clash—we were led to believe that Cena and Rock really disliked each other.

It's nearly impossible to forget the seemingly unscripted blasts about Cena's trite, Fruity Pebbles™ act or Rock's wrist notes—the latter of which turned into somewhat of a mini-scandal.

Not to mention, how about the fan-driven arguments pertaining to who edged whom following every promo duel between the two wrestling icons?

But despite what we've witnessed on TV or read on social networking sites, Rock and Cena are like-minded professionals who are talented enough to pull fans into their world, effectively blurring the line between fantasy and reality.

For now, according to WWEDVDNews.com, the line has temporarily cleared, if exclusive stills (screenshot one, screenshot two) of the newly released Rock vs. Cena: Once in a Lifetime DVD/Blu-ray set are any indication.

In the two screen captures, Rock and Cena are sharing a private embrace backstage following the culmination of their year-long rivalry in Miami, FL. 

In some ways, it's too shocking for fans of each respective individual to take in.

We were all fooled, though willingly and happily so.

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