John Cena has yet to appear on WWE programming since he lost the United States Championship to Alberto Del Rio at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view in October. Despite his absence, he is still one of the biggest superstars in the company.
He's been the franchise of the WWE for over ten years and is arguably the best WWE superstar of all time, but with that sometimes comes an effect on pop culture, as seen in the last year or so through 'Unexpected John Cena' videos/memes which have been circulating around on the internet.
To explain it simply if you have never seen one, it's simply a random video from movies or just everyday life where Cena suddenly appears on the screen and his theme music plays, and it is taking over the web. You can view a couple of examples of them below.
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The leader of the Cenation himself reflected on these videos/memes in a recent interview with GQ, where he was promoting a new movie called 'Sisters', which he stars in.
He said: "This right here is the litmus test. Because I'm kind of aware of what's going on, and I'm fascinated with pop culture, and you can't dictate pop culture. So when pop culture is kind enough to let you in, exploit you, and in a lot of cases make fun of you, and you're just gonna be the vehicle to push this new gag, I totally embrace it. Whether it's in praise or total humor, I don't care.
"Just to be accepted at this point in my career, I think it's pretty special. At the end of the day, I am overwhelmingly honored to interrupt such historic events."
With so many of these videos flying around, it's surprising that the WWE hasn't incorporated or acknowledged it on WWE programming yet. They did release a couple of videos of their own on their website, but their version wasn't as good as some of the gems you can find on the internet.
Here are some of the best 'Unexpected John Cena' videos/memes.