John Cena is "excited" to marry his fiancée Nikki Bella.

John Cena and Nikki Bella

John Cena and Nikki Bella

The professional wrestling couple have been engaged since April when John, 40, got down on bended knee after their mixed tag-team match at WrestleMania 33, and the hunky star is itching to get on with the planning of the special day, as it will force them to spend time together despite their busy schedules.

He said: "I'm excited to go through the process. That's cool because [wedding planning] forces us to make time. And making time for this event means we get time with each other. So, I'm looking forward to it."

And John couldn't be happier with his 33-year-old fiancée - whom he has been dating since 2012 - as he admits he's definitely "in love".

He added: "I'm in love. You know, if you've ever been in love, you know what it's about. I'm in love."

Despite being deadly in the ring, John doesn't mind showing off his "romantic" side, and is pleased he gets to appear alongside Nikki and her twin sister Brie in their reality show 'Total Bellas', as he gets to share that side with the public.

Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', John said: "The ability on shows like 'Total Bellas' [is] to be able to show kind of who I am as a human being. And certainly the public relationship I have with Nicole showing a little bit of, like, the fact that I do enjoy a romantic time with my wife to be. I think it sends the message that it's OK to be yourself."

Meanwhile, despite being excited to plan their wedding together, John recently revealed he would leave much of the decision making to Nikki, because he wants the day to be "very special for her".

He said: "I think I will be told what I'm going to wear for my wedding. I can tell you what I'm wearing on my wedding night ... birthday suit!

"I think a lot of the details with the wedding [are up to her], going back to more serious, because I want the day to be very special for her. I just want everybody to have a fun time, but I want the day to be special for her, so the little details like that, if I'm told what to wear, I'll fit in just fine."

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