John Cena Explains His New Hair After Being Savagely Trolled For It

Wrestling superstar and 16-time WWE champion John Cena has been getting a fair bit of stick of late.

The 41-year-old made his return to the ring at WWE Super Show-Down in Melbourne, Australia, earlier this month, much to the glee of fans around the world.

But there was something different this time around, the star was sporting a new hair cut - rather than keeping it tidy with his regular buzz cut, he had let things grow out a bit, and no matter how big a star you are, the Internet is not a forgiving place.

Many have claimed that he was experiencing a mid-life crisis.

Eventually he just embraced it and trolled himself on his Instagram account.

And after becoming the butt of jokes the world over, Cena went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night and finally put 'hairgate' to bed.

Instagram/John Cena
Instagram/John Cena

In recent years he has followed in the footsteps of other wrestling legends such as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, and crossed over into the movie industry, with a great deal of success.

But during his time away from the ring, Cena hasn't let his standards slip and has learned a new wrestling move - his sixth 'Move of Doom', to add to his repertoire - with the help of martial arts expert Jackie Chan.

The pair had been shooting a movie together called Project X, which is why he has been sporting the extreme dad haircut.

He told the talk show host: "Now that we're all here, let's get into it. With the state of haircuts that are on television today, people are talking about mine?"

Fallon then said that he likes it - to which Cena self-deprecatingly replied: "It's official, you are kind, and may be losing your sight."

He added: "I had to grow it out for a role and I am trying my best to manage it, like they style it out differently on the set, they asked me to grow it out and I said no problem.

"I left for China , so the last time people saw me I had the traditional short crew cut and now I came back and this ball of wax that's on my head, so now everyone's like, 'Man, you ruined my childhood.'

"Or I came back and wrestled in Australia and it really was met with some heavy negativity."

I don't understand what people are talking about, I can't see anything.

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Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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