John Cena has worn many hats in his lifetime, including professional rapper, wrestler, actor, bodybuilder, and TV host. The 16-time WWE Champion is nothing if not versatile.
For most of his time in the spotlight, 41-year-old Cena has also worn his signature buzzcut. But following the end of his six-year relationship with Nikki Bella, he lived for several months in China, where he kept busy promoting WWE, filming Project X with martial arts legend Jackie Chan, and growing out his hair.
Long story short, Cena’s fans are used to him looking like this:
And now he has made a small, yet oh-so-significant change, and looks like this:
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) December 5, 2018
— EDAFE MATTHEW ESEOGHENE (@ELEGBETE1) December 5, 2018
Cena has reportedly spent 40 years with the buzzcut but decided he wanted to shake things up.
He made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and talked about how uncomfortable his new hair was making fans.
He told Ellen:
“It’s been awesome because WWE fans are very dedicated and very devoted. I went to film a movie in China and the movie was six months long and in the process I grew my hair out so I left with a buzz cut and came back with this, and everyone was like, ‘You’ve ruined my childhood.’”
YOUR HAIR!! ????
— mar ????☃ (@spideymutants) November 28, 2018
— Pedro (@AztekWarrior_) November 30, 2018
What’s with John cenas hair??? pic.twitter.com/gf8IdJQf33
— SmileHO ❤️ (@laceylady04) December 5, 2018
— Heartlessangel3 (@heartlesssangel) December 5, 2018
And I present John Cena, with gelled hair and a dapper suit, looking inquisitively intrigued at the Nintendo Switch console. pic.twitter.com/O0LKAO4qTQ
— 22 Days Until 25 (@AuraOfAzure) December 4, 2018
John Cena with a full head of hair weirds me out. pic.twitter.com/5iuS7RySMP
— Henry Joseph (@Matslap) December 2, 2018
— Çolin ???????? (@UberTieGuy) November 26, 2018
How am I supposed to feel about John Cena with hair?
— Suze (@CallTheHotline) December 4, 2018
That's the side of John Cena never seen before you shouldn't have no hair
— Chuck Wright (@ChuckWr92511564) December 4, 2018
Because “everybody” on the internet is so stressed by the new hair, Cena says he is “going to keep it.”
“I was going to get it cut after the movie was over, but I’m going to keep it just because I like embracing the uncomfortable and it’s certainly a great way to handle negativity.”
Hear that everyone? John Cena’s hair ABSORBS your negativity.
I might be the only one…and probably not the demographic you're looking for, but I like the longer hair better. (Ellen's hair is nice too… and #BumblebeeFilm is looking sharp. If I missed anyone else, #YouLookMahvelous) pic.twitter.com/46r5vEf8OV
— Dianne J. Brubaker (@diannebee) December 4, 2018
I think John Cena is attractive…..
Let’s move past the fact that I can see him but…
Him with his hair grown out….whewww chilayyyyy pic.twitter.com/btIbrulPmF
— O.G (@chuucksie) December 3, 2018
@JohnCena with hair looks like a banker I wouldn't trust… fast talking snake oil salesman with no morals… and could probably sell elbow grease to an armless man… TAKE MY MONEY… still hot though @TheEllenShow #mondaythoughts pic.twitter.com/KouvcaacFb
— BlacknRican #JetsFan Habitual Line Stepper (@ItsOkToHateMe) December 3, 2018
am I the only one who thinks John Cena with grown out hair looks weird and doesn’t look like John Cena
— alexissssss (@linglingtings) December 3, 2018
why does john cena have hair
— quincy (@_qflo) December 2, 2018
John Cena with this hair. I do see you though. ????
— Emily (@_emily62) December 3, 2018
We’re excited to tag along with Cena on his newest hair-venture.