I never wanted this match to happen, but it is finally here. After a year of nonstop advertising and brainwashing, John Cena will finally meet The Rock one on one.
As much as I would like The Rock to win, I want to clear up one misconception a lot of fans seem to have. This is not the Attitude Era versus the PG Era. The WWE does not want to make their current product or past product look subservient to the other.
This match is about star power and trying to make this year’s WrestleMania big. I will not say the biggest ever because that is their role EVERY year. For the last 28 years, the WWE has tried to one-up themselves every WrestleMania, as they should.
I recognize John Cena and the Rock as two of the 10 biggest stars in WWE history. It saddens me that this feud has been hyped up so much with so little substance.
For weeks, I have heard both The Rock and Cena make their arguments and just became bored because everything they said was just generic, repetitive or boring.
Although both the Rock and John Cena are two of the biggest stars, that does not make them two of the best in-ring performers of all time. I expect a fairly entertaining match, but this will not be a masterpiece.
Cena better hope The Rock remembers how to sell for his opponents. Otherwise, this is going to be a bulky and sloppy match.
We can make arguments for either individual to win, but John Cena will pull it off. I am not a Cena fan, though I respect his contributions, but it would amaze me if The Rock won cleanly. Cena may not be the champion, but he still has a few years left in the WWE.
The Rock may have a few more matches in his career, but he will never return full-time.
With that being said, it would be hard to believe that the WWE would have The Rock win unless John Cena was given a rematch at some point down the road.
I am also not foolish enough to believe that John Cena will turn heel tonight, either. That will never happen because the WWE will continue to push him at a fault.
Forget hometowns, forget who is the best, because all of those arguments are irrelevant. This is about pushing John Cena again and again and again. His victory over The Rock will lead to another WWE title run very shortly.
Winner: John Cena
Loser: The Rock
Double Loser: The fans for having to endure a year’s worth of hype
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