Cena appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night to promote his upcoming Transformers spinoff movie Bumblebee with co-star Hailee Steinfeld.
They were joined by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey when Norton mentioned the WWE legend’s finishing move.
That was when the 16-time world champion got up and picked up the presenter over his shoulders as the crowd went wild.
The host then pleaded with the ex-WWE Champion not to slam him on the floor like he did with some of professional wrestling’s greatest ever heroes, such as The Rock, Triple H, Shawn Michaels and many more.
Cena replied: “The takeoff is easy, [but] the landing; my goodness…
“So we’re gonna set you down gently.”
Cena then reminded the WWE Universe that he will be returning to action on Boxing Day at Madison Square Garden in New York.
He added: “But let me tell you something, December 26th in the Madison Square Garden won’t be so gentle.”
The Champ is set to return for WWE Live where he will make a series of non-televised appearances in RAW and Smackdown house shows.
The Leader of the Cenation’s only televised performance will take place on Monday Night RAW on January 7 in Orlando, Florida.
WWE announced: “Returning to the ring for the first time since WWE Super Show-Down in Australia, the 16-time World Champion gears up for action in a series of WWE Live Events, beginning next month.
“Before you can once again see him in the ring, check out the dates in the following cities for John Cena’s WWE Live Event appearances:
“Madison Square Garden, New York – Dec. 26, Nassau Coliseum, New York – Dec. 27, Royals Farms Arena, Baltimore — Dec. 28, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh – Dec. 29, Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. – Dec. 30, Columbus Civic Center, Columbus, Ga. – Jan. 4, Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, Tallahassee, Fla. – Jan. 5, Hertz Arena, Ft. Myers, Fla. – Jan. 6, Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. – Jan. 7 (Raw), Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, W.Va. – Jan. 11, Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tenn. – Jan. 12, Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, Ala. – Jan. 13, FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn. – Jan. 14.”
Cena’s most recent wrestling appearance took place at WWE Super Show-Down in Australia where he teamed up with Bobby Lashley and defeated Kevin Owens as well as Elias in a Tag Team Match.