John Cena has finally explained why he never puts captions on his odd photos on Instagram and does “Stone Cold” Steve Austin-inspired posts.
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show this morning, Cena explained that WWE told him to create an Instagram account to secure his name on the popular social media platform. However, with Cena already on Twitter and Facebook, he wasn’t sure if he had the time for it.
Cena followed WWE’s orders but insisted that he will run the page on his own terms which then led to a series of enigmatic posts that are never captioned.
“I was told by WWE that I had to have an Instagram account,” Cena said.
“I don’t know if I can do something else.
“[They said] ‘No, you have to have it.’
“Pretty much they’re telling me they have to secure the name.
“I was like, ‘OK, if I have to do it I’m gonna do it my way.’”
Cena’s first-ever post was a close up of his friend’s facial hair (posted on August 12, 2013).
As for his “Stone Cold” Steve Austin-inspired posts, it’s just something he does every Friday where Austin’s face is never visible.
“So this is kinda weird,” Cena said regarding his “Stone Cold Stove Top” post on Thanksgiving Day.
“For some reason, on Friday I figured it should be “Stone Cold Friday,” but you will never see “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. It’ll be “Stone Cold something else” and this was the Thanksgiving one … “Stone Cold Stove Top.”
Here is a clip of Cena explaining his Instagram account and a few recent posts.