John Cena is a 16-time World Champion in WWE, being the face of the company for over a decade. This was until he shifted to a part-time schedule back in 2017. Many fans have been wanting to see Cena make his return at this year’s WrestleMania. He is also worked with Vin Diesel on Fast and Furious 9. John Cena was also humiliated by Brock Lesnar at his WWE SummerSlam match.
John Cena challenged Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Title at SummerSlam and despite working his hardest, was unable to beat the Tribal Chief for the title. He has also not been seen on WWE television since the SummerSlam encounter with the Tribal Chief.
Fans are well aware of John Cena’s “You can’t see me” hand gesture, which has now become an integral part of pop culture in general. Jonn Cena recently spoke on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss his upcoming show Peacemaker on HBO Max. During the conversation, John Cena revealed how his “You can’t see me” hand gesture came to be. It was ultimately a dare by accident.
“So for those of you who don’t know, get the damn internet! I became a superhero long before donning the Peacemaker costume. I developed a special maneuver in the WWE called the ‘You can’t see me,” in which I put my hand in front of my face and say, you can’t see me. And the reason I did this is because while we were making the album to which my theme music is on, my younger brother Sean was always our litmus test. He kind of liked the same music and he would never go to the studio with us,” Cena explained, “so we’d come over with our tracks and we played them for him, and he was ruthless, man. He would never be satisfied with any song, and he heard ‘The Time is Now’ and just did this dance that Tony Yayo did in one of the G-Unit videos.
“It was like, he put his hand over his head, and just kind of like bobbed his head like that. I was like, ‘Man, what are you doing? That looks ridiculous.’ He’s like, ‘No, no, man.’ And I’m like, ‘I’ll do it on TV.’ And he’s like, ‘I dare you to do it on TV.’ Little did he know I’ll do this on TV. So basically, on a dare by absolute chance. I went out there, and I figured this wasn’t visible enough. So I wanted to do this. And the term you can’t see me is like, well, you’re not even on my level. And then, like years later, it just overcame the meme culture. And now, literally, I’m invisible. People are like, ‘Why is Jimmy Fallon talking to an empty chair?’ So many people are gonna say that. So I’m invisible now on a dare by accident.”
It will be interesting to see when John Cena will be returning to the WWE as it might be a while until that can happen.