Wrestlemania Buildup: What Went Wrong with HHH/Taker and Cena/Rock

Marc Quaranta@@MarcQuarantaCorrespondent IApril 3, 2012

Once again, he Rocked Mania
Once again, he Rocked ManiaMichael N. Todaro/Getty Images

In a word....Nothing.


But in a nitpicky, look down to the very last detail to find something wrong with these storylines, what went wrong? The stories never intertwined.

Over the last year, the WWE Universe saw the very best promos from John Cena and the very best promos from The Rock.

Over the last couple of months, we saw some terrific promos from The Undertaker and some terrific promos from HHH.

My question is...why didn't the WWE take advantage and throw these guys in the same ring?

Besides John Cena, not a single one of these guys got in the ring and fought during the buildup to WrestleMania; in fact, none of them either threw a punch at each other. Cena fought in matches, the Rock landed a Rock Bottom on Mark Henry, but besides that, there was nothing but words.

John Cena proclaimed the Rock vs. John Cena was the biggest match in the history of WrestleMania. HHH proclaimed Undertaker vs. HHH, Hell in a Cell was the end of an era and the biggest match in WrestleMania history.

With that being said, don't you think there would have been some beef with each other? Wouldn't HHH have interrupted The Rock and said that he was gone too long, and while he was making movies HHH was becoming the best superstar in the business, and ending the streak is more important than beating a Fruity Pebble?

The way it was built up and the way each match played out was perfect in the end, but I just wanted more.

I wanted to see the Deadman, The Game, The Brahma Bull, and John Cena in the ring at the same time running their mouth on who is the best ever. The Game has done it all in the business, The Deadman has the streak, The Rock has done it all in and out of the business, and John Cena IS the business. Each man had bragging rights that would have made for a great promo.

Six years ago a promo would have been more likely because it would have resulted in a Tag Team match with Cena/Rock vs Taker HHH, so maybe that is why they didn't have them all call each other out, because they didn't want to risk anyone getting hurt with so much on the line at Mania, but I don't care.

Having those four (and throw in HBK) in the ring at the same time would have blown the roof off of whatever arena it took place in and blow the roof off of every home for whoever was watching at home.


Just a quick thought on what would have made the best WrestleMania that much better. What is your opinion? I'm curious to hear, if not on this what do you think would have made either one of these buildups better? Let me hear it people! But Be Good Everyone!!