Come Miami April 1, the cheers and jeers might yell a different story.
But for now, WWE Creative's efforts in elevating John Cena are working.
Through a Facebook poll conducted by WWE.com, Dr. Thuganomics surpassed Rocky by a fairly huge margin. Though I'm not sure how much originality and individuality is invested in Cena and Rocky's promos, this is good news for all those looking (or rather, hoping) to have balanced crowd support for the biggest match in recent history.
The results of our Facebook poll are in, and as of Thursday at 4:30 p.m. ET, Cena's old-school rap was voted as the performance that "won the night on Raw SuperShow" by more than 2,400 votes.
Here are the totals for the poll that was posted immediately after Monday night's Raw SuperShow:
John Cena's rap – 12,192
The Great One's Rock Concert – 9,731
It's a slam dunk musical victory for The Cenation Commander-in-Chief, who blistered his WrestleMania XXVIII opponent on the mic with insult-laced rhymes. The Rock retorted with a verbal assault of his own at the close of the show, but the WWE Universe was still hearing Cena's opening shot loud and clear.
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I won't add my personal opinion in here, but the fact that Rocky ended the show and had a segment that was four times as long as Cena's and still ended up losing says a lot.
Either the fans are horribly bored of the constant fruity pebble, chicken and lady parts jokes or maybe Cena's points are hitting everyone harder (or both).
Also, no Rock fan can argue that he was held back in this promo because that point is completely redundant for the Rock Concert.
All in all, five minutes of Thuganomics outclassed the Rock Concert. Or that's what the WWE Universe thinks.
John Cena wasn't slow to share this news with the world via Twitter, a place where Cena and Rock are engaged in a perennial verbal duel.
The last few tweets have gone on like this:
The Rock -
@RavishingRude "Breaking kayfabe" is easy, cheap and never entertaining. Boys who are desperate do it all the time.
John Cena replied to that with -
The Rock -
The first sign of fear is when a man answers my raw aggression with a nervous smirk. #WM28
John Cena -
It's not hard to see why Vince McMahon is loving the tension. We're loving it too.
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