BROOKLYN, New York (WTVD) — A video of Wake County’s Tim Coley going down on one knee at a WWE wrestling match in New York spread like wildfire on social media this week.

People don’t often associate romance with professional wrestling, but that didn’t stop Tim from popping the question at “Monday Night Raw,” a televised event.

“I just automatically start crying,” said bride-to-be Andrea Mercado. “I heard the crowd but I was like, ‘I need to hug my man, I need to kiss my man.'”

Tim Coley talks about his decision to propose at the WWE event

Andrea and Tim met three years ago after Tim got out of the Air Force. They’re raising Tim’s son Alex and their younger son Max.

Andrea didn’t think Tim would ever officially propose because they already felt married. The couple even wore wedding bands as promise rings.

“When we first met I told her about all the complications that come with being a military veteran and I didn’t scare her away, thank God,” Tim told ABC11. “She’s been taking care of me ever since.

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