The WWE star visited Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new comedy, Blockers, and was asked about Johnson’s comments on the show from the previous day.
On Tuesday night, the 45-year-old action star declared of Cena, “When you do see him, just send him my love and I know he’ll be on the show. And say, ‘Listen, DJ always wants to remind you that if he ever acts up, I will knock his teeth so far down his throat that he’ll stick a toothbrush up his a** to brush it.’”
Do you smell what The Rock is cookin'? Naturally, Cena wasn’t prepared to take those comments lying down, delivering an epic monologue response while staring angrily into the camera.
“I’m not gonna take that!” he shouted, before joking, “Listen up Dwayne Johnson, if that is your real name. Everybody around the world knows that your first name is ‘T’ and your last name is ‘Herock.’ You just pronounce it all stupid and that gets me even more pissed off.”
He went on to address Johnson’s threat, saying, “If you think you’re making threats to me by thinking shoving a toothbrush up my bum is a threat, I’ve got some advice for you, pal – and by pal I totally mean my best friend and I don’t mean it in an adversarial term – watch Blockers and then watch it again! Because if you think shoving a toothbrush up my butt is a threat, you’ve got news coming pal. There’s been a funnel up there, there’s been a parking cone, there’s more traffic in that region than a Monday on the 405 in both directions!”
To clarify, in Cena’s new comedy, there is an infamous scene where he funnels beer into his butt.
He went on to note, “So your threat to me is you want to clean my butt?” Cena concluded by quipping, “So the question I have for you, T-Herock, is – do you really want to smell what John Cena’s putting out?”
On Tuesday’s show, Johnson opened up about his former rivalry with Cena, saying it wasn’t just for the WWE cameras.
“We had a great rivalry in the WWE. In the world of wrestling, it’s fictionalized, it’s a TV show, but we had, our rivalry. Now we can look back on it, it was so real,” Johnson told Kimmel. “We had real problems with each other. We really did… We had real issues with each other.”
He noted that Cena is now “one of my best friends,” adding, “We talk all the time, and I’m rooting for him to win.”
When Kimmel asked Cena about those comments, he first said he “agreed,” but seemed to indicate they weren’t exactly as buddy-buddy as Johnson had implied.
“Have you ever been to his house?” Kimmel asked.
“Like, what do you mean by that?” Cena replied, grinning.
“I mean, have you ever gone through the front door of his house and entered it?” Kimmel responded.
“Yeah, 10 times… in my mind,” Cena joked.
When ET’s Keltie Knight spoke with the 40-year-old wrestler-actor earlier this week at the premiere of his film Blockers, he was a bit more hesitant to consider co-starring with Johnson in a future film.
“I’ll just try to continue doing good work, and we’ll see what happens,” Cena joked.