WATCH: Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson Share Viral Moment At 'WrestleMania'

By Jason Hall

April 7, 2024

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Recently retired former Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro center Jason Kelce and Eagles All-Pro offensive tackle Lane Johnson shared a viral moment during Night One of 'WrestleMania XL' at Lincoln Financial Field Saturday (April 6) night.

Kelce, 36, and Johnson, 33, made a surprise run-in while wearing Eagles luchador masks to help WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio and his tag-team partner Andrade in their match against Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio, Rey's villainous son. The two offensive linemen then took off their masks to reveal themselves to the Philadelphia crowd, which received a thunderous ovation of cheers.

Kelce had previously gone viral for wearing a Kansas City Chiefs version of a Mysterio mask while celebrating his brother Travis Kelce's Super Bowl LVIII victory in February, which was lent to him by a teenage fan and later returned.

"There's something about finding that luchador mask that really just transformed the night.It really did. It was insane," Kelce said, apologizing for taking it, although not knowing who it belonged to at the time on his 'New Heights' podcast.

Mysterio publicly invited Kelce to 'WrestleMania XL' while congratulating him on the conclusion of his career in a video shared by NFL Mexico.

Kelce officially announced his retirement during a press conference on March 4. The Ohio native is one of the most celebrated players in Eagles history, starting at center in all 193 games of his 13-year NFL career, including the franchise's lone Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl LII, while being selected as a first-team All-Pro six times (2017-19, 2021-23) and Pro Bowler seven times (2014, 2016, 2019-23).

In January, Kelce, spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Olivia Reiner while attending the AFC Championship Game in support of his brother, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, and acknowledged that he still hadn't decided on retirement but plans to continue being "involved" in the Eagles organization.

"I don’t know what’s going to happen for me. But I do know, I still want to be involved in the organization and still want to be a part of it, regardless of what the decision is. Because I don’t want to ever feel like I’m on the outside looking in on these achievements and these accolades and these opportunities that largely represent entire cities and fan bases and organizations. It’s too good a feeling to pass up,” Kelce said.

Jason had previously addressed reports that he plans to retire during an episode of his and Travis' 'New Heights' podcast, clarifying that he did address his teammates after the Eagles' Wild Card Round loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but hadn't yet made an official decision on his future.

“I didn’t announce what I was doing on purpose, despite, I guess, what’s been leaked to the media,” he said “… I just don’t think you’re in a position after a game like that to really make that decision, I just don’t, there’s too much emotion in the moment, there’s too much going down in the moment to really fully grasp that decision.”

“When it’s time to officially announce what’s happening in the future, it’ll be done in a way that’s definitive and pays respect to a lot of people and individuals that have meant a lot to me and what has led to the career I’ve had, and I don’t think it would be respectful or even accurate to be able to do that right after a game like that,” he added. “Frustrated, I guess, at everything that’s happening, but in the future there will be something said, I guess, but I did address the team and pretty much said the same thing I just said to you, which is I got belief in every single one of you guys, cherish the moments you have in this league, I think it’s kind of the way it went down.”

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