They have been hyping it for a year.
The People's Champ vs. The Doctor of Thuganomics.
The Rock vs. John Cena is the most anticipated WrestleMania match in WWE history. It represents a bout between two different eras—the Attitude era and the PG era.
Older fans dislike Cena because of what he represents. He's a giant cartoon character who overcomes the odds time after time. Over the years, Cena has developed into an unrealistic character.
The Rock is a wrestling legend. He was the poster boy for the WWE during the golden age of wrestling. This is his first WrestleMania match since WrestleMania 20, when he teamed with Mick Foley and took on Evolution.
This may be the hardest WWE match ever to predict. If the Rock loses, it becomes the same old story with Cena overcoming the odds. It would be hard to see the Rock losing to anyone after an eight-year absence.
But Cena is different in the eyes of the WWE. He's their new poster boy. How can he lose to the Rock after his promo where he preached how he hasn't gone anywhere and the Rock left for fame? That would diminish everything Cena stands for. Adults may hate him, but the younger audience still loves him. If Cena defeats the Rock, it will elevate him into the conversation of the "all-time greats."
This match will symbolize the passing of the torch. One generation to the next. Don't expect the Rock to return after years away from the ring, just to beat Cena. The win would mean nothing to him and it would be a slap in the face to everything Cena has done. If the Rock wins, he's still going to leave after the match. If Cena wins, his victory will last forever.
Pre-Match Grade: A+
Prediction: Cena over The Rock via pinfall.