WWE legend John Cena reveals where ‘U Can’t C Me’ catchphrase came from as he promotes his Transformers movie spin-off Bumblebee

0 Comments

WWE legend John Cena has revealed his famous “U Can’t C Me” gesture began as a dare.


Thursday January 01, 1970

The 41-year-old has become arguably the biggest star ever to set foot in the wrestling ring since his debut against Kurt Angle back in 2002.


Thursday January 01, 1970

John Cena has revealed the reason behind his 'U Can't See Me' gimmick
John Cena has revealed the reason behind his ‘U Can’t See Me’ gimmick
WWE

And the joint-record 16-time world champion is proving to be just as much as a success away from the squared-circle thanks to his blossoming Hollywood career.

But it was during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show to hype his upcoming Transformers spin-off movie Bumblebee that the Leader of the Cenation explained how his catchphrase came about.

Cena said: “I was actually making the music for my own theme song that you just so heard and finally serenaded me to, thank you very much. We played it for my brother. The first time he heard it, 50 Cent’s crew had a really popular song called, ‘In Da Club’, and he heard it the first time and instead of dancing, like he was our litmus test to see what songs were good and what songs were bad, he did this (Cena performed the U Can’t C Me movement).”


Thursday January 01, 1970

“I’m like, ‘Dude, what are you doing?’

The wrestling legend admitted it began as a dare from his brother
The wrestling legend admitted it began as a dare from his brother
WWE
John Cena stars in the new Transformers spin-off movie Bumblebee
John Cena stars in the new Transformers spin-off movie Bumblebee
Getty

“He’s like, ‘Nah, everybody does this man, everybody does this.’ And I guess this is from 50 Cent’s video.

“He’s like, ‘You won’t do it on TV’. What the hell do I got to lose? What are they going to do, fire me? Of course, I’ll do it on TV.


CE YOU SOON John Cena reveals text he sent Roman Reigns


“But instead of doing this (still hand), I do this (the hand movement he went on to make famous). And now for fifteen years, because of a dare, I’ve been doing this (hand movement).”

Cena has taken on a part-time role with WWE over the past year while he continues to work on his blossoming Hollywood career.


The former world Heavyweight Champion has starred in movies such as Blockers, Trainwreck and Daddy’s Home 1 and 2.

He is also in Bumblebee and Project X-traction opposite legendary martial artist Jackie Chan.

Cena is returning to the ring for WWE on Boxing Day at a live house show in Madison Square Garden.

The superstar is also scheduled to appear on Monday Night Raw on January 7.

WRESTLEMANIA 35 – How can you be there?

ALL rise for The Showcase Of The Immortals!

WWE’s annual showpiece WrestleMania takes place next year on April 7 from the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, but when can you get tickets for it?

And what is the best way to get there from the UK?

Click here to find out all you need to know so you can start planning your trip.