John Cena gives Tony Yayo his flowers for creating famous signature move ‘You Can't See Me’
John Cena says his ‘You Can’t See Me’ sign was inspired by G-Unit’s Tony Yayo.
Former G-Unit member Inspired John Cena's Famous Signature Move ‘You Can't See Me’
John Cena recently made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his new HBO Max series Peacemaker, dressed in his wardrobe from the show. During the conversation, Fallon asked Cena for the backstory behind his infamous “You Can’t See Me” gesture, which became popular during his peak days as a wrestler in the WWE. Cena explained that the gesture started as a dare between him and his little brother Sean.
“I developed a special maneuver in the WWE called the ‘You Can’t See Me,’ in which I put my hand in front of my face and say, ‘You can’t see me!'” Cena explained. “And the reason I did this is ’cause while we were making the album to which my theme music is on, my younger brother Sean was always our litmus test.”
Tony Yayo showed love to Cena on Twitter. “Shout out to John Cena,” he wrote in a tweet.
Cena explained his younger brother was a harsh critic until he heard “My Time Is Now,” the wrestler’s beloved entrance theme music, and started copying Tony Yayo’s hand-waving move from his 2005 “So Seductive” music video, birthing one of John Cena’s trademark moves.
“[He] just did this dance that Tony Yayo did in one of the G-Unit videos — he put his hand over his head and bobbed his head,” Cena continued. “And I was like, ‘Man, what are you doing? That looked ridiculous.’
“He was like, ‘Nah nah man, it’s the Tony Yayo dance!’ And I’m like, ‘I’ll do it on TV!’ And he’s like, ‘I dare you to do it on TV.'”
You can watch the full interview between Fallon and Cena below.