John Cena’s Daring Oscars Moment: Naked Streak for Best Costume Award Presentation

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John Cena made an appearance on stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood during Sunday’s 96th Academy Awards, participating in a skit with host Jimmy Kimmel.

The WWE star-action film staple, 46, was invited by Kimmel to discuss the 50-year anniversary of a streaker identified as Robert Opel running onto the stage at the ceremony, interfering with late actor-presenter David Niven.

Kimmel’s jokes about Robert Downey Jr. earlier in the evening didn’t quite hit the mark

He tried to liven things up by suggesting a scenario where a nude man ran across the stage.

John Cena’s Reluctant Streaker

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John Cena made an appearance on stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood during Sunday’s 96th Academy Awards, participating in a skit with host Jimmy Kimmel.

Jimmy initiated the segment by posing the question, “Can you imagine if a nude man ran across the stage today?” After a moment of silence, he reiterated, “I said, can you imagine if a nude man ran across the stage today? Wouldn’t that be crazy?”

As the silence grew increasingly uncomfortable, a shirtless John Cena unexpectedly emerged from behind the set, appearing reluctant. 

Cena then voiced, “I changed my mind. I don’t want to do the streaker bit. 

I just don’t feel right about it. It’s an elegant event, you know. You should feel shame right now for suggesting such a tasteless joke,” addressing Kimmel.

John Cena’s Naked Envelope Stint

Finally, Cena disclosed that he was standing in the nude, using a sizable envelope to shield his private parts. 

He then sidled over to the microphone to hand out the award, eliciting laughter from the audience at the sight of a muscular man tiptoeing his way across the stage.

After the nominees were announced, Cena was already dressed in a costume to open the envelope and present the award to Holly Waddington for ‘Poor Things’.

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