The actor had a wholesome meeting with YouTube sensation Nana Joan and discussed a range of topics as they had tea.
Everybody with any exposure to modern pop culture will be familiar with John Cena's catchphrase, "You Can't See Me." It also involves a hand gesture that the wrestler uses to taunt his opponents while in the ring. John Cena had a wholesome meeting with YouTube sensation Nana Joan, where he sat down for tea with the woman and explained his catchphrase to her. A part of the clip has been shared on Reddit and TikTok where it has gone viral.
The famed wrestler greets the old lady and she offers him a seat to have tea with her. She does not waste any time and tells Cena, "Do you know? My granddaughter, who is an avid fan, said that I wouldn't be able to see you?" Cena realizes how she is unfamiliar with his famous catchphrase and offers to explain it to her. He says, "So I'm a bit of a rabble-rouser." The grandma is happy to hear this. He then continues by saying how many youngsters know him for doing a "ridiculous dance maneuver."
He describes it saying that he waves his hand in front of his face and says, "You Can't See Me." He initially says it in a calm voice, so he reiterates the catchphrase with an aggressive tone. The grandma initially appears shocked, but she immediately imitates his catchphrase quite perfectly. Cena sees this and says, "That was fantastic. I'm out of a job." The grandma hilariously reassures him by saying that she can't wrestle.
People loved the interaction and shared their thoughts in the comments section. u/PastTenseOfDig said, "John Cena is just a good dude." u/The_Jackal11 said, "We can't forget, this man is the legend who has made more than 650 make-a-wish foundation requests come true, now marked as the most by the Guinness Book of World Records. An absolute hero." u/BestOfSalem hilariously pointed out, "If you think you saw John Cena, no you didn't."
The catchphrase has become quite popular over the years. Sometime back, Cena revealed its origins. The catchphrase was actually a result of a goofy dance that Cena's younger brother performed during a music session for Cena's new album at the time. He modified the dance and tried to get it aired on TV and the rest is history. According to WWE, the catchphrase has worked for the wrestler in many ways.
The WWE Universe has adopted it as a certified Cenation rallying cry. This means that whenever Cena raises his open hand towards the roof of the arena, fans prepare to shout in unison with him. It has become so popular that it has started to be used in other sports as well. However, the phrase has worked against him many times. Sometimes, his rivals end up using his phrase against him.
This severely affects him because it's one of his trademark moves that someone is showcasing in a negative light. Sometimes, his rivals take the phrase too literally, remarking how a big man like Cena cannot be seen by anyone. Cena has explained that the deeper meaning behind the catchphrase is that he is on another level in terms of competition. The catchphrase ultimately serves as a reminder to his opponents that he should not be taken lightly.