John Cena just recently suffered through the worst WrestleMania of his entire WWE career. He spent the last 14 months preaching to us all that he will kick The Rock's ass, and had this foolish ironclad conviction that he was going to win his match. However, he was too busy talking smack against The Rock and "rising above the hate" to realize he was not dealing with the typical opponent—he was dealing with a living icon.
The Rock got the last laugh and basically force fed Cena's own words down his throat by pinning Cena. Rarely do we ever see John Cena not fulfill his promise of a win. This is not the typical case of a heel cheating his way to win, as he was pinned clean by a guy who was away from the WWE for seven long years.
We all could tell by the expression on Cena's face, as it was a mixture of disbelief and a very hidden anger. He lost the battle and the war, as the loss means he cannot fully overcome the chants of lady parts, "Fruity Pebbles" and "Cena sucks." The sudden realization of knowing that some pretty boy of a Hollywood star laid the smack down on his candy ass is simply brutal to one's pride.
On Raw, Cena admitted to the entire WWE universe that The Rock was the better man, and for the thousandth time staed he is remaining the ol' John Cena. He put on a brave face, but everyone could see that the loss was eating him alive.
To salvage what was left of his manhood, Cena called out The Rock just to admit it to his face that he considers The Rock a champion. Minutes passed by without the Great One coming down the ring to confront Cena one more time. Then, the "Next Big Thing" by Jim Johnston blasted out from the arena's speakers and Brock Lesnar walked out like a predator on the hunt.
While Lesnar stalks down the ramp, Cena is trying to be cool and smile to defuse the idea that he is intimidated by the former WWE and UFC champion. Keep in mind that Cena never won a match against Lesnar, and the few times they faced, it was brutal. Lesnar is one of the unique and rare few wrestlers Cena never won a single match against.
This is not some Hollywood reject returning after seven years to wrestle—this is a man who spent the same amount of time staying athletic and legitimately giving/receiving in the UFC. The fact of the matter is that Lesnar can break Cena both mentally and physically.
A loss to Lesnar may be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel back, as losing to both The Rock and Brock Lesnar could push him over the edge. His mentality can not handle being beaten by two WWE rejects when he gave his heart and soul to the WWE. He could turn on the fans, as he looked tired giving the fans the same ol' song and dance about how their jeers will not disturb him.
The Rock may just be the man that starts Cena's push to the dark side, while Brock Lesnar could be the man to drag Cena completely into the abyss.
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