1. Memes by their nature are self-perpetuating, but why has John Cena become so unavoidable?

john cena mic
Comic by MrBlaz

 

2. He's been one the most popular professional wrestlers / jorts enthusiast for over 10 years

john cena years
graphic via Timetravel6000v2

 

3. Which means that the same kids who adored him when they were 12 are now meme-creating grown ass adults and teens.

cena sempai
Photo by ghoulweeb

 

4. As this generation has grown up, Cena has occupied the same low-culture mindspace previously held by Shrek and Dragonball Z.

wah cena"WAH CENA" by kirby62626

 

5. It starts to make sense why this year the internet was flooded with stuff like this: