Credit: WWE. This match will happen again.
I can hear the groans already from the Cena haters out there. I'm not a Cena hater, but I absolutely understand why they exist and are so vocal about their feelings.
I feel very confident about both predictions. Cena's promo on the last Raw of 2012 was his admission that 2012 was not his year. He won some big matches, but he lost a lot of them too. To you or me (or any "smart fan"), wins and losses don't matter that much, though.
I thought Cena had a very good 2012 with memorable feuds against talented opponents like The Rock, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler. The feuds with Kane, John Laurinaitis and Big Show were a little underwhelming, but that's just how the wrestling business is. Not everything is going to be great.
From the perspective of a character point of view, he will be driven to win more in 2013. I think he'll win the Royal Rumble match in a few weeks. He's always a favorite to win it, and it's been five years since the last time he won it, so I think he's due for another victory.
I think he'll challenge The Rock for the WWE Title at WrestleMania 29, where Cena will get his win back from WrestleMania 28. As soon as WrestleMania 28 ended last year, I felt like Cena was going to get the win at WrestleMania 29.
Rematches are good for business.
I believe WrestleMania 29 will end with The Rock handing Cena the WWE Title and giving him a hug because Cena will have earned The Rock's respect.
That's a wrap. Don't be shy about letting me know what you think. What do you predict in WWE for 2013?
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