GSM: For a feud they've been building towards for over a year, the hype got old rather quickly. However, I do commend both men for switching it up in recent weeks by making their promos more personal and intense.
I won't be disappointed if either man wins, but the outcome is still extremely unpredictable. Rock has consistently gotten the better of Cena over the last year, which would call for Cena finally emerging victorious and Rock passing the torch in the process.
But, do you think that would go over well with the Miami crowd? They won't cheer for Cena at all, regardless of how strong of a performance he puts on. Since Rock probably won't be returning anytime soon, I see Cena beating Rock and leaving it at that without any rematches.
To send the crowd home happy, they'll shake hands after the match, with Rocky possibly solidifying his revenge with a rock bottom to close the show.
Also, don't be surprised to see a returning Brock Lesnar interfere in this bout, but this match must end clean in order to mean something.
RiZE: This will undoubtedly be the main event of this show. After a year’s buildup and intense verbal warfare between these two (and their fan bases), I don’t see it being any other way. As far as the winner goes, I’d hate to be in the WWE’s shoes. If Cena wins, the live audience will be infuriated due to WrestleMania taking place in Rock’s home town.
If Rock wins, it makes the current product pale in comparison to that of the past. The Rock’s involvement in this WrestleMania is bringing new eyes to the WWE. If they witness someone from the past defeat the current top guy, it would make the WWE come off as inferior to what it once was. Because of this, I believe John Cena will win this match.
Massey: The Rock must win this match. There is absolutely no point or value in Cena gaining the victory here. The Rock is coming back from a seven-year absence from singles competition and he is arguably in the best shape of his life.
A win for the Rock will bring his career full circle as he will have beaten the past, present and future of the business—Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and John Cena. This is almost unfathomable.
Cena could recover from a loss as he is there every week, and it would give him plenty of options to evolve his character. A loss for The Rock would tarnish his legacy, and make his return pointless.
With a year of build-up and real bad blood between the pair, expect this match to be a slobber knocker. I predict the match will be fast-paced, but with enough focus on every move for the crowd to be taken in by the spectacle they thought they’d never see.
Scaccia: After a year’s worth of build up, John Cena and The Rock will finally go one-on-one. Obviously, this is the intended “main event” of the show. This match will last a long time and it will definitely give the fans their money’s worth. I do not expect Cena to win this match using his traditional tactics. The “five moves of doom” will not take down The Rock.
Likewise, The Rock will not be able to win the match with one peoples' elbow or rock bottom. Expect each other to kick out of repeated finishers before someone eventually picks up the win.
But that is where the problem lies. I cannot picture John Cena losing clean nor can I see The Rock losing clean. So who wins the match? Common sense says that Cena should win since he is still with the company and is the “golden boy” of the business.
Having someone who hasn’t wrestled a match in seven years beat Cena would look bad for Cena and the WWE. Keep in mind Tensai. With the hype of a new superstar, this match would be a perfect place for him to interfere, costing Cena the match.
As a wrestling fan, I really do not want this match to end without a clean finish, but it is just so hard to see this match ending that way. Rock wins either by a superstar distracting Cena or by someone storming the ring and ruining the finish.
Overall Consensus: Cena 2, Rock 2