WrestleMania 28: Wrestlers Shouldn't Hold It Against The Rock for Main-Eventing

Matthew HemphillCorrespondent IIFebruary 28, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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The Rock is back and the millions of fans who love him are excited, though rumors are going around that some of the wrestlers in the company are less then thrilled.

In an article posted by F4Wonline.com courtesy of sescoops, the supposed feeling by some backstage is that The Rock has pushed himself and no one else along with taking a spot at WrestleMania 28 from a full-time wrestler.

It is impossible to deny the validity of that statement and those feelings of resentment are understandable. When someone works at something for most of the year, and sometimes most of their life, to see someone swoop in and take a spot on the largest stage that wrestling has to offer, seems a little unfair.

But The Rock addressed this last night on Raw.

The only person who fights for you is you.

While some wrestler backstage may be angry about The Rock's presence at WrestleMania, none are willing to come out and say it.


Because it might not go over well in the company. Everyone who has talked about it is an established star like John Cena or CM Punk. Some of this is for storyline purposes, but some of it can be attributed to attitude.

Cena and Punk are willing to put themselves out there. They decide to take risks and it has brought them financial rewards.

The Rock mentioned a slew of names, but he left one out: Zack Ryder.

Ryder didn't have anyone fighting for him in the beginning either. He made a YouTube show that gained a following and did it on his own. He sold his own T-shirt in an effort to keep his job.

Now Ryder is doing well and there is a good bet he will be at WrestleMania in some capacity. He didn't lose a spot because of The Rock and neither did any other talent.

They lost it because they couldn't get over with the crowd and because they were too scared to be vocal just like they aren't allowing themselves to open up now. People make mistakes in life and failure is a part of anything. Very few succeed and even when they do, there are embarrassments and problems along the way.

The Rock got through them to become a success; so did John Cena, and it looks like Zack Ryder is going to do the same.

They did it because they never stopped trying and they were willing to risk looking like a fool and falling flat on their face. They tried gimmicks and tricks that didn't attack others or bury talent, but brought them to a new level and connected with the fans.

If there is talent in the back that is angry, they don't need to look at the stage at WrestleMania to see who held them back; they only need to look in a mirror.

And then they need to start changing themselves.