I can sit here and analyze this match from every angle, but in the end, it's a match that can go either way. As fans, we can make excellent cases for both The Rock and John Cena on who we think we will win.
However, the more interesting question is “Who needs this win more?”
John Cena has never defeated anyone of The Rock’s caliber, so a win over The Rock would solidify John as one of the top guys in WWE history. Cena has been the face of the WWE for some time, whether we like it or not, but he needs a signature win under his belt.
The Rock has defeated superstars who were bigger than John Cena, including Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan. Nevertheless, a victory over Cena would immortalize The Rock as possibly the greatest WWE superstar of all time.
So who needs it more?
My personal opinion is neither. I know that seems like a letdown, but in all honesty, both of these men will go down as two of the top 10 greatest superstars of all time—win or lose.
The Rock will always be a giant, and to me, a win over John Cena does little to further his legacy. He truly is one of the best because of his ability both in the ring and on the mic. The Rock will never come back on a full-time basis, therefore, the decision of this match will not affect his legacy overall because his best work is behind him anyway.
John Cena said it himself tonight. He always wins. Why would a win over The Rock do anything for Cena when it is expected anyway? He does not need to beat The Rock to prove himself. I may not be his biggest fan, but John Cena’s contributions have made him into one of the greatest superstars of all time. This match will not determine his place in history because it is already set in stone.
There is no “passing of the torch” because both men have held the torch already. This is simply a “dream match” that pits two of the biggest names in history against one another. In all honesty, these two men are no more important than when Shawn Michael fought Undertaker, in terms of historical matchups.
It's hard for me to even root for one of these two because I do not feel either man needs a victory more than the other.
What do you think? I want to hear arguments over who needs this win more!
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