John Cena Reveals the Origins of His “You Can’t See Me” Gesture on The Tonight Show: “He Would Never be Satisfied”

Published 01/12/2022, 1:43 AM EST


‘The Prototype’ John Cena is one of the most decorated superstars in WWE history. For over a decade, John Cena made a significant impact with his gimmick and signature taunt in the wrestling world.

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As one of the ‘moves of doom’, Cena would follow a side slam with a ‘You Can’t See Me’ five knuckle shuffle on his opponent. He spoke about the origin of the same on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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When asked about the taunt, Cena, who was dressed as The Peacemaker, answered, “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, so we’d come home with our tracks, and we’d play it 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 of the G-Unit videos. It was like he put his hand over his head and just kind of bobbed his head like that.” 

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“I’m like “I’ll do it on TV.” And he’s like, “I dare you to do it 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 like years later, it just overcame the meme culture, and now literally I’m invisible.” 

Will John Cena return to WWE?

Last year, John Cena competed in a match against Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam 2021. Although he appeared for one match, he didn’t confirm his full-time return.

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As Cena is engaged with many other Hollywood projects, fans who are eagerly waiting for his in-ring return may be disappointed. The 16-time Champion had tied his record with WWE Legend Ric Flair and fans are waiting to see him surpass ‘The Nature Boy’.

However, as WWE is focusing on bringing young talents into the business, it is certain WWE is not bringing back Cena soon. But fans could see him in guest appearances or in a dream match.

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Do you want to see John Cena in the ring again? What did you make of his story regarding the origin of his taunt?

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Yash Sawant

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Yash is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Yash is a BSC student and along with his studies follows his favorite sport. Being a WWE fan since 2012, Yash loves all things related to wrestling.

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