Happy Birthday to my Inspiration- John Cena sends heartfelt message to The Rock

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: The Rock and John Cena attend the WrestleMania 29 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on April 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Dwayne Johnson The Rock is celebrating his 46th birthday today and several WWE and Hollywood stars to wish a very happy birthday to ‘The People’s Champion’.

However, one of the rather more notable faces to wish The Rock on social media is his former on-screen rival and friend John Cena.

The Rock and John Cena initially ignited their rivalry back in 2011, when The Rock made his return to the WWE for the first time in almost 7 years, as the host of WrestleMania 27.

Within the next few months, Cena and Rock’s relationship turned into an intense affair, as the two men eventually squared-off at WrestleMania 28 in a match that was billed as “Once in a Lifetime” with The Rock ending up as the winner of the contest.

However, at WrestleMania 29, The Rock and John Cena once again went toe-to-toe with each other. This time, Cena came out on top and won the WWE Championship in the process as well, bringing an end to Rock’s eighth WWE Title reign.

The 16-time WWE World Champion took to his Twitter handle earlier today, in order to send a heartfelt message to fellow WWE veteran Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In his tweet, Cena praised The Rock by labeling him as the standard bearer and an inspiration to many around the globe, including himself.

In addition, Cena also referred to ‘The Great One’ as his boss, referring to his new lead role in the movie The Janson Directive, which is being produced by Rock’s Seven Bucks Productions company for Universal Studios.

From humble roots to a globally acclaimed superstar with a number of blockbuster movies to his name, The Rock, started his career in professional wrestling.

He eventually chose to switch his line of work from professional wrestling to acting Hollywood. Once on the silver screen, taking on a wide range of roles, from a bullet loving Cop turned villain in the Fast and Furious Franchise to a video game character in the recently released Jumanji reboot.

In 2016 Dwayne’s net worth was estimated to be a staggering $185 million, making it as one of the highest paid actors of the year. The Actor turns 46 today.

The Trainwreck star’s last appearance on WWE was at The Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia last week and as of now, it is still not clear what Cena’s next role is going to be in the company.

Being a free agent, it is certainly expected the leader of The Cenation to appear on both Raw and Smackdown brands.