Twitter is infamous for prematurely announcing the deaths of celebrities over the years and today was no different. Earlier this morning WWE wrestler John Cena was at the forefront of the false hoax on Twitter which got started by people that are not fans of John Cena.
Just like any other Twitter hoax, because of how rampant that tweets were coming, genuine fans of John Cena that were concerned about his condition began searching on Twitter and search engines on the condition of John Cena and whether he was indeed dead.
However, just like other hoaxes on Twitter, it just ended up to be a hoax. Cena addressed the rumor on his Twitter account by saying: “Apparently last night I was shot dead by a group of thugs. I also was apparently owned by the rock. Both just internet rumor. ”
Cena is currently in a rivalry with WWE Champion the Miz on WWE’s flagship program Monday Night RAW on the USA Network. He and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson have also been slinging mud at each other as of late since the Rock made his return to the company three weeks ago. Last night, Johnson addressed Cena by dissing the rap Cena did on him the week prior, asking him if that was the best that he could do and addressing the fans by saying that he loves the business.