WrestleMania 29: John Cena Must End the Undertaker's Streak

Sammy SucuSenior Analyst IApril 5, 2012

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Photo by Wrestlezone.com

John Cena must face the Undertaker at WrestleMania 29 and end his streak, redeeming himself after losing to the Rock at WrestleMania 28.

When the Rock delivered the Rock Bottom to Cena in the closing moments of their epic WrestleMania match, the WWE Universe was in shock.

To some, it's not a surprise that the Rock won, as he is one of the best WWE superstars of all time. The real shock was that the WWE's most polarizing figure was brought down to size. 

Cena looked human for the first time in awhile. It wasn't the classic story of Cena being beat up throughout the match to only have him come back with his patented five moves for the victory. No, it was completely different this time. 

The look on Cena's face after he lost the match was enough to tell a million stories. Most of the stories would include something that has to do with failure and defeat.

That look did not change the next night on Raw, where Cena congratulated the Rock. Cena then took some time to discuss how he lost it all by losing to "Great One."

Cena called the Rock out, but that's not who showed up. Brock Lesnar came out to a huge pop and gave Cena the F5. 

Cena has never looked weaker in his career as a WWE superstar. Even when he was being picked apart and dismantled by the Nexus, he didn't look this weak.

If Cena wants to really rise above anything, it shouldn't be hate; it should be power.

The Rock and Lesnar are both two of the most powerful wrestlers in WWE history. Cena failed to rise above the Rock's power, but he now has a chance with Lesnar. 

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Photo by WWE.com

If Cena is able to defeat Lesnar, he should not look to have a rematch with the Rock at WrestleMania 29. Cena should challenge the most powerful wrestler in WWE history who owns the most powerful streak—the Undertaker.

It doesn't matter if he is a heel or a baby face when he challenges the Undertaker—none of that matters anymore.

Once Cena lost to the Rock, the whole atmosphere around Cena changed. If there is anytime when Cena will have a huge tweak to his gimmick, the time is now. 

What Cena needs to do is focus on defeating Lesnar and making sure he regrets the fact that he came out and gave him an F5. Cena should then continue on up until Survivor Series, where Cena would get involved in a couple of non-title matches with different superstars.

There should never be one moment during this time where Cena's hand is not raised after a match. In order for this match to be legitimate, Cena must go undefeated and not look weak for a very long time. The kiddy promos he cuts should also be thrown out the window, because that stuff does not fly with the Undertaker. 

Then, Cena must challenge the Undertaker in a way where the Deadman would accept. Regardless of what the stipulation is, the Undertaker should not win. 

The Undertaker's legacy will not change much if he loses to arguably one of the best WWE superstars of all time. If anything, his streak will be tainted if he losses to an up-and-coming superstar like Dolph Ziggler or Wade Barrett.

However, if the Deadman’s streak is broken by Cena, this will do wonders for his career.

The world might forget about his loss to the Rock once he defeats the Undertaker. As great as the Rock is, the opportunity to end the Undertaker’s streak seems more tempting than defeating the Great One. Some may even argue that an opportunity to end the streak is bigger than an opportunity to win a WWE or World Heavyweight Championship belt.

In Cena’s case, the streak means more than any gold or any wrestler-turned-actor. The streak to Cena will mean more than his match with the Rock because he will become desperate. Nothing hurts more than a loss to Cena, especially one that comes against someone who has been ridiculing him for 14 months.

Defeating the Undertaker at WrestleMania would mean less “Cena Sucks” and more “Let’s go Cena” chants.

It would mean there would not be any more posters in the stands that have Cena next to a big box of fruity pebbles. It would mean that no one would remember all the bad about Cena because he did something that no other wrestler was able to do—end the Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak.

Sure, Cena may go on and not fight the Undertaker and maybe win the WWE Championship at next year's WrestleMania, but it will mean nothing. The fans will continue to belittle Cena because they have grown tired of him holding on to the belt so frequently. 

The only thing that will cure Cena's funk and his heat with the fans is not only the opportunity to end the Undertakers streak, but to actually end the streak that many legends before him have failed to do.



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