After a year of advertising, hype and brain washing, the “Once in a Lifetime” match ended with The Rock defeating John Cena at WrestleMania 28.
So where does The Rock go from here?
The Rock opened the show tonight and he thanked the fans, John Cena and his family. The juicy part of The Rock’s monologue came when he shared is “vision” of becoming the WWE champion one more time.
The strange part is that after he concluded his speech I realized he never actually told us what he plans on doing next. Will he be on Raw next week? Or will he be leaving for a few months to film another movie?
I was happy The Rock won last night, but in the end he is not coming back full time. I do not blame him for not coming back and I understand this is all a business in the end. However, what is the point of teasing a WWE title run when you would have to be back for months to pull off a believable return.
The WWE accomplished what they wanted: a yearlong advertising blitz for a match featuring two of the biggest WWE superstars in history. The Rock won, now just let him ride off into the sunset and start building the stars of tomorrow instead of relying on the stars of yesterday.
Some fans may take what The Rock said tonight and believe he is coming back only to be disappointed. Again.
I will not pretend I know what The Rock’s next move is, but I seriously doubt we will see him next week.
What do you think The Rock will do going forward? What would you like him to do?