Has John Cena Changed His Name To John Xina?

John Xina has been trending on the web as a popular meme for some time. The remarkable resemblance of this name with the renowned WWE wrestler has left many wondering whether this meme is about the famous personality that everyone knows whether they enthusiastically watch wrestling.

Contrarily, John Cena hasn’t changed his name to John Xina. Mao Zedong, a Chinese communist revolutionary, brought prominence to this name. Likewise, with John Cena, Mao is a personality that doesn’t need an introduction. 

Mao Zedong is commonly known as Chairman Mao or just Mao. Chairperson Mao acted was the founder of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. His name was later associated with a theory known as Maoism. Maoism is the doctrine crafted by communist Mao and his associates. This theory tools its root from Marxism, Leninist, and Stalinist traditions —- all were tailored b Chinese people. 

Everything you need to know — the background and introduction for this meme, what it means, and how it’s related to those two personalities. If you are interested in learning more about all this, read more. 

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What is John Xina’s meme?

Visual explanation of the meme 

John Xina meme is also recognized globally as Zhong or Jiang Xina. An exploitable and photoshopped image containing a photograph of a WWE Wrestler. That picture seemed identical to the Chinese communist Mao. In 2016, Twitter first witnessed this name through this tweet. 

Whereas, at that time, no one cared much about it. In March 2021, that image again appeared with the nickname on Instagram. That image exemplified its authenticity when John Cena defended China’s military pressure on the Americans for its reunification with Taiwan. 

At that time, there had been sizzling threats by the Chinese government to the US authorities. Furthermore, China has been adamant regarding its policies with Taiwan. And to their dismay, numerous socio-political variants influenced the response of the US and Taiwan to these policies.

Rather than Mao Zheng, Xi Jinping has also become the target of ridicule. Felix Cena’s photographs were also photoshopped on the images of the Chinese President. Xi Jinping became the secretary of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) in 2012. In 2013, he acquired the designation of President of the People’s Republic of China, 

Timeline of John Xina meme 

Popular John Xina meme

Popular John Xina meme

  • On January 30, 2016, this meme surfaced on the Twitter account @kurususan_agfly tweeted the meme. 
  • On May 23, 2016, Kurususa again used the nickname in another tweet.
  • On Ma 24, 2021, John Cena posted a video in which he apologized to China. Initially, the beg-pardon of Felix Cena video surfaced on Weibo, but many users spread it to other social media sites that weren’t restricted to China, just as; Twitter. 

Felix Anthony Cena posted the video on his verified account @REALWWEJohnCena. The apology video got over 68,200 likes. 

  • Twitter user @JoeXu reposted that video and amassed 11,800 likes and 10,000 retweets. 
  • On May 25, 2021, Twitter user @Richard_Harambe posted a quote retweet to that video and referred to the wrestler as ‘John Xina’ rather than his real name. This post received over 400 likes.

After that tweet, many people noticed the apology video of the renowned WWE wrestler and his new nickname. Soon, many other meme makers posted their content on the Twitter app. The chain of posting and retweeting sailed for quite a while the hashtag #JohnXina began trending. 

  • On the same day, another account ‘Grandoldmemes’ posted a photoshopped image of Xi Jinping as John Cena on their Twitter account. Grandoldmemes is a conservative account that usually posts jokes and popular funny videos. This post went viral in no time, receiving a bunch of likes in a brief period. 
  • On May 26, 2021, Reddit also posted its first on this nickname. Redditor @ClassicSoulboy posted an image to the subreddit /r/walkaway receiving over 100 votes in a tap. 
  •  On May 26, 2021, an American graphic-tee company, ‘As Fack’ started selling merchandise related to the nickname. Shirts with various photoshopped pictures of John Cena as Mao Zheng or Chinese current President Xi Jinping. 
  • On May 27, 2021, an American website ‘American Military News’ posted an article in which As Fack’s T-shirt was seen.

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Photoshopped Shirt of John Xina

Photoshopped Shirt of John Xina

  • On May 30, 2021, the image of the photoshopped shirt began to appear at rlCommunismMemes uploaded by Redditor CrimbuslusOver. This image also appeared on another Redditor’s post (r/blursedimages).  
  • On May 27, 2021, Redditor Daftpunkerzz1988 posted the foremost known video of the meme John Xina on the subreddit r/ADVChina.
  • In October 2021, the meme users took over the updated content related to the wrestler. John Cena ate Ice cream and spoke Chinese. Videos were circulating of him at China’s Social Credit System event.
  • On October 3, 2021, Redditor thebaliguns uploaded a video of the nickname received tremendous attention from the audience to the subreddit r/shitposting. 

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