John Xina: Apology of WWE Wrestler to Chinese

John Xina famously known as Jiang Xina or Zhong Xina was a ridiculous image of famous WWE wrestler John Cena. The photo was a lookalike of WWE wrestler John Cena. Although, the phrase John Xina was first used on Twitter in 2016. The controversy behind this phrase came out in May 2021 when Cena came out defending China’s military pressure for reconnecting with Taiwan.

In this article, we see how Cena took to social media and apologized for his comment and how people reacted to it.

John Xina: Apology of WWE Wrestler to Chinese
John Xina Meme

John Xina: How did it Begin?

The nickname John Xina first appeared in 2016. According to the resource, the first person to share this meme was @kurususan_agfly a Twitter account user. Secondly, he used it again on 23rd May 2016.

Moreover, in May 2014, John Cena uploaded an apology video requesting the Chinese people to forgive him for the comment he passed. However, a Twitter account @JoeXu copied the original video from the Weibo website from John Cena’s real account RealWWEJohnCena and posted it on his account.

Furthermore, the video spread on the internet like wildfire. The video on Weibo received 68,200 likes in the time period of five months. While the Twitter user @JoeXu received 11,800 likes and 10,000 quote tweets.

Moreover, on May 25th, 2021 a Twitter user @Richard_Harambe posted a quote referring to John Cena as John Xina by referring to his apology video. However, the tweet received 444 likes in five months, with a distorted photoshop image of Cena. In addition to that people started using the hashtag #JohnXina to make fun of Cena’s remarks over the comment on the Chinese community.   

On May 25th, 2021, a Twitter account @grandoldmemes posted a photoshop image of Xi Jinping as John Cena. Moreover, the post received 6000 likes over the times of five months.

Graphic Tee Company T-Shirt Featuring Xina

On May 26th, 2021 a Graphic Tee company named American As Fack began selling T-shirts with the image of Cena as Chairman Mao. Moreover, an article was published on American Military News that talked about the T-shirt. However, this article got shared on different websites.

John Xina: Apology of WWE Wrestler to Chinese
John Xina T-shirt

T-Shirts on John Xina Meme

The images in American As Fack’s article began appearing on different websites. On May 30th, 2021 the very first picture of Cena appeared in a communist meme published by a user named CrimbusIsOver as John Xina. In four months the picture received 1500 upvotes. Moreover, the image appeared on the same day in blurred images on a page.

Further, more people started taking a dig at the wrestler and the meme. Moreover, one of the videos circulated on the internet showed Cena eating ice cream and speaking Chinese. However, the memes continued for a long time, and still, people remember them due to the famous WWE wrestler.

Who is John Cena?

John Cena the 16-time world champion, an actor, and a celebrity. John Felix Anthony Cena was born on April 23rd, 1977 in West Newbury. Currently, Cena is 45 Years old. Moreover, he is an American wrestler, actor, and author. Cena began training for wrestling in his teenage. However, he made his first debut and gained attention when he won the Ultimate Pro Wrestling heavyweight championship.

After winning the championship in 2005 he joined the Raw division. Moreover, Cena won 15 titles and his fan gave him nicknames such as “Perfect Man,” “the Doctor of Thuganomics,” and “the Chain Gang Soldier.”

However, if we talk about his wrestling his famous move is the “Spine buster”. Moreover, in this technique, he picks up his opponent, spins him around, and drops him. Later, he worked in movies and got famous for action movies:

  • The Marine (2006)
  • 12 Rounds (2009)
  • The Reunion (2011)
  • F9: The Fast Saga (2021)
  • The Suicide Squad (2021)

Net Worth of John Cena

Cena the WWE champion has a total net worth of $60 million. Besides, wrestling Cena is an actor and wrestler. He sponsored Capri Sun, Fruity Pebbles, Gillette, Gold’s Gym, and Hefty.

Love Life of John Cena

John Cena married Shay Shariatzadeh a Canadian engineer. Moreover, the two lovebirds met on the set of “Playing with Fire in Canada.”

John said:

“What’s truly special about this one is that, no matter what projects I’m involved in in the future, this one will always have a special meaning because I got to film a special project and meet someone special,” the F9 actor opened up in his interview with Entertainment Tonight. It was also love at first sight because John immediately fell in love with his wife when he saw her.”

John Cena

Currently, they are living their happily married life ever after.

The Controversy of John Cena

The famous wrestler and actor got into a controversy in 2016 when he passed a comment on China having a relationship with Taiwan. Moreover, people find that Cena has hurt the sentiments of Chinese people. However, he couldn’t ignore the hatred people threw at him. The hashtag “John Xina” circulated on the internet and spread like wildfire. Later, he realized his mistake and apologized to the Chinese people.

He said:

“I made a mistake,” he says in Mandarin, “I’m so, so sorry for my mistake. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m very sorry. You have to understand I love and respect China and Chinese people. I’m sorry.”

John Cena


Does John Cena speak Mandarin?

John Cena learned Mandarin during his time at WWE to get his way through the Chinese market. Also, he is fluent in speaking the Chinese language.

What is John Cena’s Chinese name?

John Cena Chinese name is 赵喜娜. Moreover, if we try to know his name in the English alphabet it’s ‘Zhong Xina’.

What ethnicity is John Cena?

On April 13th, 1977 John Cena was born in West Newbury. His mother Carol was an English teacher and his father John Cena Sr. a former ring commentator for wrestling. Moreover, he belongs to Italian ancestry.

How old is John Cena?

Born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts. Moreover, his family belongs to Italian ancestry.

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