WWE WrestleMania 28: Why the Rock Should Beat John Cena

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IFebruary 29, 2012

Photo: nerdreactor.com
Photo: nerdreactor.com

WrestleMania XXVIII is shaping up to be a great event, and for obvious reasons, the biggest match on the card is the main event between John Cena and The Rock.  This match has been built up for more than a year, and it will arguably be the greatest match in WWE history.

There are millions of wrestling fans who have drawn a line in the sand on what camp they are in when it comes to this match, and they are obviously rooting for their guy to walk away from this WrestleMania main event the winner.

For the most part, the predictions are in from fans, websites and the dirt-sheets on who will win this monumental showdown that will go down in WWE history as the side-post of future WrestleMania moments.  John Cena is the odds-on favourite to beat The Rock, and if this happens, it’s not going to be a great way to end WrestleMania.

Even though The Rock is going to leave the WWE to pick up where he left off with his successful movie career, having him booked to beat Cena at WrestleMania would be a spectacular way to close out the biggest event in professional wrestling.

WrestleMania XXVIII is being held in Miami, Florida, the former home of The Rock.  Even though he does not reside in the sunny city, he will be welcomed in Miami as their hometown hero and will no doubt draw an ear-shattering ovation when he emerges from behind the curtain. 

Although the WWE has booked several hometown heroes to lose in the past such as CM Punk and Beth Phoenix, booking The Rock to lose in his hometown at WrestleMania would be counter-productive to the build that this match has gained over the last year.

A large majority of wrestling fans would argue that giving the match to The Rock would be insulting to the full-time WWE superstars that work all year round and give 100 percent to the company, whereas The Rock is an occasional attraction that is used strategically to boost ratings and increase pay-per-view buys.

What those fans may not realize is that John Cena is most likely going to stay in the WWE for his entire career.  Having him lose clean to The Rock will not kill his career or make him look weak.  Also consider that John Cena has been on top of the WWE mountain for a number of years and has captured championship gold more times than you can count on two hands. 

If Cena was a young up-and-comer who was given a slow push and lost to The Rock, then a solid argument would be made on why Rock should lose.

Even though Cena and Rock are both babyfaces, Cena is catching significantly more heat from wrestling fans as a whole because of his gimmick and his lack of technical wrestling skill.  Fans love The Rock, so he is the dominant babyface between the two. 

Throughout the history of the WWE, the majority of main event matches have been in favour of the babyface, which is another reason Rock should win over Cena.  The Rock has pushed a lot of talent that have come and gone in the company: Shane Helms, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar and so on.  Giving Rock the “W” would be a great way to thank him for all he has done for the WWE.

Whatever outcome this marquee match will generate, wrestling fans as a whole will be on the edge of their seats and will no doubt get their money’s worth by seeing these two mammoth WWE superstars square off at WrestleMania XXVIII.