The Rock made his return to RAW on Monday, and he and John Cena had themselves a promo war. The Rock continued to make fun of Cena and attempted to get things to trend on Twitter before Cena interrupted and pointed out some very obvious notes on The Rock's wrist.
This has prompted many to say that Cena "owned" The Rock on Monday. There has been a ton of discussion with regards to whether or not the notes were legitimate or not. Regardless of that, the initial build toward their WrestleMania match seems to have worked.
I have to give the WWE a lot of credit because it's very obvious to me what they're trying to do, but it's certainly working. The Rock got the better of Cena time and time again earlier in the feud, as he cost him the WWE Championship at last year's WrestleMania and showed him up at Survivor Series. In order to level the playing field, the creative team has decided to make Cena look stronger.
The notes on The Rock's wrist were blatantly planted there. The Rock has either been delivering wrestling promos or remembering lines for a movie for 16 years, so there is no possible way that he would have written noticeable notes on his wrist. They were plain as day, written in black marker and about the size of the Magna Carta, so it was obvious that they would be noticed.
Had Cena not said anything about them, then perhaps it would have been more believable, but the fact that he ribbed on The Rock's notes made it clear that they were there for storyline purposes. The general thought is that The Rock is better on the mic, and he is, so if the company wants to get Cena more over, it made sense for them to make Cena look superior in that regard. Suffice it to say, the notes have fooled a lot of people into thinking Cena was legitimately better than Rock on Monday.
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