John Cena Has Grown Out His Signature Buzz Cut—And He Knows We All Think It’s ‘Weird’

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:

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.’”

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.

We’re excited to tag along with Cena on his newest hair-venture.

H/T: People, Twitter