John Cena's new haircut has quickly become the internet's new favorite meme

John Cena's new haircut has quickly become the internet's new favorite meme

When fans heard that John Cena was returning to the WWE ring, they could barely contain their excitement. In fact, as tension built for the 16-time world champion's comeback last weekend at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia - which saw him team up with Bobby Lashley against Kevin Owens and Elias - it was pretty much all people could talk about.

However, as the 41-year-old walked out into the ring to make his hotly anticipated homecoming, his audience wasn't focusing on his wrestling moves. The thing that really caught their attention? His hair. Stepping out at the WWE Super show-down in Australia, Cena flaunted off a new, longer haircut. The big change from his buzz cut caused ripples online, with hundreds taking to Twitter to share their opinions on the hairdo.

 Some people thought they'd seen the haircut somewhere before

Others thought it was a shout out to his ex-girlfriend

While many more put it down to a mid-life crisis

Was it just Mark Walberg in the wrestling ring and we hadn't noticed?

Or perhaps it was just former WWE champ, John Layfield?

The memes and gifs rolled late into the night

And went on...

And on...

And on

Fortunately, John took it all in his stride 

What a champ!

John Cena's appearance has changed in more ways than one over the past year - did you notice that he's become ridiculously ripped?