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John Cena's Hilarious "You Can't See Me" Meme Explained Any WWE tín đồ worth their salt knows that “You Can’t See Me” is wrestler-actor John Cena’s catchphrase, but what does it mean in meme form?


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Here"s how WWE star turned Peacemaker actor John Cena’s “You Can’t See Me” catchphrase evolved into a hilarious meme. Cena"s provocative taunt to supposedly inferior opponents fits into the great pantheon of wrestling catchphrases that has long been part of grapplers" armory. Alongside The Undertaker"s chilling “Rest in peace,” and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson"s somewhat stranger “If you smell what The Rock is cooking,” Cena"s is one of the most quotable. Và not only that, but Cena"s challenge also comes with an open-handed wave in front of his face lớn reinforce how obnoxious it is.

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The taunt – which John Cena uses lớn suggest that his wrestling moves are too fast for his opponents lớn see coming – has a rather sweet và funny origin. According khổng lồ WWE, Cena was messing around with his younger brother Sean testing out hip-hop beats for his then-upcoming rap album - also titled You Can’t See Me - when the younger Cena sibling started nhảy đầm around waving his hand in front of his face. Sean dared his brother lớn perform the dance during a wrestling match, và John obliged before adding the catchphrase. Thus, one of the most iconic gestures in wrestling was born.

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Little did DCEU movie & television star John Cena know that his words would soon be immortalized in meme form, và thousands of Twitter visual gags emerged with him as the star. Although Cena originally intended the phrase to lớn imply that his wrestling prowess couldn’t be matched by his opponents, in the meme-making community, “You Can’t See Me” is interpreted quite literally – as in he believes he is invisible.

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Hence, the various “You Can’t See Me” memes usually feature an image of John Cena accompanied by some text that suggests Cena is not actually in the image. It"s now a rich tradition that follows every time Cena returns to lớn WWE for a run. Even John Cena himself is in on this particular meme. Back in 2017, when hãng apple launched the iPhone X with its new Face ID feature, Cena took to lớn Twitter to lớn voice his concerns over whether the facial recognition technology would even work for him. It seems the meme has become something of a self-fulfilling prophecy too, if this viral tweet from Deadspin in which Fox Sports reporter Jamie Little seems utterly oblivious lớn John Cena’s presence at a NASCAR event is anything to lớn go by. The look of profound confusion is delightful every time you watch it.

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HBO"s Peacemaker is led by WWE star John Cena in the titular role — and it proves he"s a lot more than just a meme. Some acting skills are required of any WWE wrestler, as their personas are half the fun of the sport. Most of them are responsible for creating their own wrestling characters and catchphrases (hence the meme). But leading one"s own television series is a whole different ball game. The character of Peacemaker was first introduced in Suicide Squad, và people instantly fell in love with the antihero. When Cena was given his own TV show for the character, there were some initial doubts that he could hold his own. These were immediately squashed, given the success of Peacemaker season 1.


Peacemaker proves that John Cena is more than just a meme. Much of his hilarious dialogue is improvised, showing that he has some serious comedic chops. He also has gotten to show off his dramatic skills as an actor, in the khung of embellishing his backstory & highlighting his tumultuous relationship with his father, trắng Dragon. Outside of being a phenomenally successful wrestler, John Cena has led one of the best superhero shows in years. He brings barrels of laughs khổng lồ the screen và excels in his role. Cena has become a lot more than just a catchphrase.

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There"s no official release date yet for Peacemaker season 2. However, the series has been greenlit for a second installment. Considering that the first season dropped in January of 2022, season 2 will likely stream in early 2023. Initially, John Cena wasn"t signed up for a second season, because creator James Gunn wanted to lớn make sure that it was something the wrestler enjoyed doing. Thankfully, Cena will be returning in his role for Peacemaker season 2. Freddie Stroma will also be reprising his character of Vigilante, and the rest of the motley crew will also be coming back. No plot details have been leaked for Peacemaker season 2, và James Gunn is, as per usual, keeping the details close to the chest. One interesting snippet is that Vigilante may be getting a more significant arc in the next chapter, as Gunn notoriously likes to flip the idea of one-trick characters on its head.

Of course, when he isn’t wrestling or inspiring memes like “You Can’t See Me,” John Cena can usually be found gracing the big và small screen. Alongside hosting the quiz show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Cena has emulated The Rock"s successful move into blockbusters, earning starring roles in the likes of BumblebeeFast và Furious 9, The Suicide Squad, and, of course, Peacemaker. Given his profile, he will surely return khổng lồ WWE for more title runs or PPV cameos whenever Vince McMahon taps his contract (or a movie studio sees a kinh doanh opportunity). Still, for now, you"re more likely to not see him in Hollywood"s biggest tentpole releases.

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