John Cena had one heck of a victorious night at Wrestlemania 33. He and his love, Nikki Bella, won their match together, AND the wrestlers got engaged during a moment that shocked and thrilled the already amped-up audience. And now, as fans continue to fawn over the unusually romantic sitch, we鈥檝e found out that Cena鈥檚 proposal not only included a surprising detail, it turns out that Cena had already told Bella that he was going to propose鈥 but she didn鈥檛 remember!

John Cena and Nikki Bella

The story apparently goes back at least a year and a half, as Cena revealed while chatting with Al Roker on the Today show this morning. The 39-year-old wrestler gave us a little background on the sitch, saying, 鈥淸Nikki] has been by my side through a lot of surgeries. I know when they put you under anesthesia, you have, like, 20 minutes when you鈥檙e out of it but you can talk and you don鈥檛 remember what鈥檚 going on.鈥 True enough. And it turns out that the couple has been known to use the unguarded moments as a kind of 鈥渢ruth serum.鈥 In the past, Cena has told Bella, 鈥淭hey鈥檙e going to put me under. Ask me whatever you want. You鈥檙e going to get the answer.鈥

John Cena and Nikki Bella

While we don鈥檛 know what Bella may have asked Cena, he continued by revealing that eventually, the tables turned when Nikki Bella needed neck surgery last year. Cena admitted, 鈥淲hen they put her under, I made sure to be the last one to wheel her into the OR. At the moment of no return, I stopped the doctors, and I leaned down and asked, 鈥楥an you hear me?鈥 She said, 鈥榊es.鈥 I said, 鈥榃ell, I have one question for you,鈥欌 he recalled, and when she asked him, 鈥淲hat?鈥 He replied, 鈥淵ou know someday I鈥檓 going to marry you?鈥 Eee! So sweet!

The only catch, of course, is that Bella has absolutely no memory of the conversation and whenever she asked him what was said, he would refuse to answer, merely claiming that he鈥檇 let her know 鈥渨hen the time was right.鈥 Thankfully for the duo, the time was right last night. In fact, considering she said yes, we鈥檇 say the timing was downright perfect.

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(h/t E!; photos via Frazer Harrison + Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)