WWE WrestleMania: The Rock, John Cena and Just Being a Fan
#TeamBringIT or #TeamCenation?
I stumble across that question more often than I do when deciding whether or not to wear blue jeans or khaki pants to work each morning. Neither will ruin my day but just let me live it. Kind of like Rock vs. Cena in only eight days: neither winning nor losing will ruin my day but leave me smiling at the end.
In wrestling, there are different types of fans especially when WrestleMania season comes around. In fact, Kevin Berge's article during our WrestleMania Celebrations series puts that into perspective.
I'm not here to write what he already wrote and put my name on it. This is all about John Cena, the Rock and just being a fan of history in the making.
Remember when Hulk Hogan faced the Rock at WrestleMania 18? That was ten years ago, almost to the day and now a decade later Dwayne Johnson is in yet another memorable and legendary match. It was said to be icon vs. icon and era vs. era. I was only eight years old and John Cena wasn't even called up to the WWE yet. By the way, that happened in June of 2002 against Kurt Angle.
Just to set a little background, last year right after WrestleMania 27, Rock and Cena shook on a match that would occur one year later on April 1, 2012. For 358 days, we have been anticipating this match and still have eight of those days left to go.
Promos were done on twitter or via satellite. CM Punk got into the mix by using Rock's promo on Facebook against Cena in their feud during the summer. Believe it or not, Rock and Cena set the stage for many events that have taken place over the past year.
"X's" over our calenders were marked, our shipments of WWE have come in the mail just in time for the big event, playing WWE '12 by replaying the match over and over again just to see if the result will change and even asking our favorite wrestlers and Hall of Famers on twitter who was going to the big event started this hype and began the movement of "the wrestling fan".
Many articles have been produced over the past years describing and analyzing the WWE fan as a whole. Actually, come to think of it, one of them might be mine. They are said to be the most insane and crazy of all sports fans. However, passion for the sport they love is more often portrayed and I believe will never be topped.
I don't consider myself a typical professional wrestling fan, because I don't need a clear winner to be satisfied just like the HBK/Taker WrestleMania series. They were spectacles never be topped and, it sure lived to the hype.
John Cena is a man of passion who wears the WWE on his sleeves every single day. He isn't the greatest technical wrestler in the business but busts his rear to get better. His promo work, as of late, is excellent even for my high standards. His relationship with Rock isn't the best off camera, which makes this match personal.
Dwayne Johnson, a WWE Hall of Famer, is the most electrifying man in all of entertainment and captures the fan's gaze. He can roll you in and spit you back out, which will always keep you crawling back.
Who do I root for?
Both have great claims for a victory and a storyline can be done with either result. Not everyone will agree with me, but I just want a match where I'm left in awe. That one moment like Michael's kick to Flair's head, CM Punk's kiss to Vince McMahon at Money in the Bank or Rock and Hogan at WM18. All are iconic photos for the same reason.
They left you in awe and shock. No words could describe the moment felt. That is exactly what I want in this match—something that will be remembered forever.
An iconic moment to just be one thing......
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