WrestleMania 28: Why The Rock vs. John Cena Is Much More Than Just a Match

Montique David@@montiquedCorrespondent IIIApril 1, 2012

This is the match that we’ve all been waiting for. The Rock, one-on-one with John Cena. The Cenation vs. Team Bring It.

However, it’s even bigger than that. Depending on who wins this match, life in the WWE can be drastically different. Make no doubt about it, this is going to be one of the top-grossing and watched WrestleManias of all time.

People who stopped watching wrestling for years are tuning in to see The Rock in yet another generation vs. generation matchup. That means that the WWE has this one chance to make those people into fans of the current product.

The main focus of this event should be to capture viewers and use this momentum to propel the product into great heights. That’s why The Rock vs. John Cena is much more than just another match.

There are many reports saying that some of the guys in the WWE locker room feel as if The Rock coming back is taking a spot away from another guy, but like Rock said, it’s just business. There’s nobody else that can be plugged into this spot and have the same impact.

This could be the biggest WrestleMania of all time, and in turn bring more eyeballs to the product. What the rest of the locker room should do is take this opportunity and run with it. Make the most out of the fact that you can create a name for yourself, unlike at any other point in your career, because you have so many people out there who are maybe getting a first look at you.

These next two shows will go a very long way in determining if WWE can get back to the heights that it experienced in the Attitude era.

So with that being said, who should win this match? To maximize this match, you can’t only have a winner, but you’ve got to set up for the near future.

With that being said, John Cena has to win this match. Personally, I am a member of Team Bring It and would love to see Rocky go over, but there truly is nothing the WWE can gain from him winning.

All the gain goes to The Rock because he will be able to say he’s defeated Hogan, Stone Cold and Cena. He can lay claim to saying that in a profession where generations can overlap and dream matches can become reality, he’s defeated the top guys at the Super Bowl of wrestling.

Where things go downhill is that Rocky has a very busy schedule coming up, which includes seven movies that he’s going to be acting in. So chances are that he won’t have a ton of time to capitalize on the victory if he wins.

Which brings us to Cena. The popular theme in the IWC is that Cena should win by turning heel. Being in The Rock’s backyard in Miami and having those fans unmercifully boo him can set an excellent backdrop for what could be a great turn.

However, that’s just not going to happen. And it shouldn’t happen at this point. What should happen is that Cena should win with some kind of interference. The reason for this is that if you have Cena just beat The Rock cleanly, then he will undoubtedly be the SuperCena that many love to hate. It could possibly even hurt the business by having him go over clean.

So whatever happens in the main event, expect there to be fireworks, expect the crowd to be amazing and expect to hear Cena’s music playing at the end of the show because, above all else, it’s just good for business.