WrestleMania 28: Why Cena and Rock's Epic Faceoff Will Drive PPV Buys

Colton KokrdaCorrespondent IMarch 27, 2012

Photo from: WWE.com
Photo from: WWE.com

WrestleMania is finally right around the corner. With just a few short days remaining until the Grandest Stage of Them All takes the spotlight this Sunday, there really is not much time left to develop any storylines.

WrestleMania is always the top pay-per-view, and this year will be no different. The quality of matches are always excellent, and the hype surrounding the matches will greatly influence fans to purchase the pay-per-view on Sunday.

No match has generated more hype than the epic Rock versus Cena showdown.

This showdown is over a year in the making now. The Rock returned last year to be the host of WrestleMania, and immediately started butting heads with the new face of the WWE, John Cena. The Monday night before WrestleMania on RAW, Cena gave his Attitude Adjustment to The Rock, and Rocky repaid the favor during WrestleMania by delivering his Rock Bottom to Cena, likely costing him the WWE Championship.

The ensuing year contained trash talking between the Rock and Cena and even saw the two team up at Survivor Series. After Kane and Cena's feud ended at Elimination Chamber, the Rock returned to WWE once again to hype up the match some more.

The last few weeks we have seen interest in this match restored. Last night's episode of Monday Night RAW was exactly what needed to happen to have the interest in the match at its peak. Cena and Rock got in each others face and told them exactly how they felt about each other. The show ended with the two staring down at the center of the ring.


You could feel the tension between the two, as if they were going to start fighting at any moment. That is the perfect cliffhanger that is needed to convince people to go buy a pay-per-view.

You have one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time in The Rock returning to the business to fight the most popular wrestler in the business today in a match. For years, Rocky was a dominant force in the WWE. He was great as a tag-team wrestler and of course as an individual.

After he left for Hollywood, the WWE was left with a void that was soon filled by John Cena. He took the company and ran with it, and has held a firm grasp on it ever since.

WWE certainly has their advertising correct. You truly will not see another match like this again. It really is a "Once in a Lifetime" type of match. To have the two wrestlers that are among not only the most popular of all-time, but the greatest of all time to face off is a unique experience.

And that reason alone will drive many fans, new and old, to buy the pay-per-view this Sunday.