John Cena was a recent guest on The Graham Norton Show and talked his famous You Can't See Me hand gesture as well as his original gimmick in OVW.
On The Prototype:
“It’s trial and error with a lot of errors,” Cena said of wrestling gimmicks. “My first try was The Prototype which was half-man, half-machine and 100 percent crap.”
Becoming John Cena:
“No! No it didn’t. People think like, ‘hey man, how did you make up the name John Cena?’ I was like, ‘no dude, I would have made up the name Dick Hammerbush or something cool.'”
Origin Of ‘You Can’t See Me’:
“You can’t see me. I was dared to do it,” Cena admitted. “I was actually making the music to my own theme song and we played it for my brother… He was our litmus test to see what songs were good and what were bad. He did this (Cena puts his hand in front of his face and starts bobbing his head). I’m like, ‘dude what are you doing?'”