WWE WrestleMania 29: Does the WWE Title Really Matter in The Rock/Cena Match?

David Levin@@davidlevin71Senior Writer IIMarch 15, 2013


Everyone it seems is less than excited about the WWE and its plan to have The Rock face John Cena for the WWE title instead of carrying The Rock/CM Punk feud to another pay-per-view.

Frankly, I couldn't care less about either match.

What I do care about is the fact that the match is more important than the WWE title that's at stake (and it seems to be the same situation for the World Heavyweight Title). When did the title stop meaning so much to the company? Wasn't the whole purpose of CM Punk's title reign to have someone remain champion more than a whole calendar year? Now it seems the title will change hands twice in three pay-per-view events. 

This just makes a mockery of what Punk accomplished and no, I am not a Punk fan, but I realize the WWE is so quick to want to get the strap around John Cena's waist that they will do anything to accomplish that. The Rock is great for the legions of old-school fans who saw him in his prime wrestling Steve Austin.

However, he is not the long-term solution, and since he is not on Raw every week, the title has lost some of its luster.

Truthfully, John Cena seems more interested in redeeming himself from last year's loss that consumed him and made him lose focus. The Rock likely wanted to wrestle Cena because he felt his opponent had more heart and determination than any other wrestler besides himself.

But rarely is the WWE title mentioned in the promos. It used to be that the WWE title was the main focus of the main-event match at WrestleMania. Now it seems more about revenge and retribution. Bruno Sammartino must be gritting his teeth.

If the WWE cannot focus on the titles being waged over, then how important are the matches? And if that is the case, then it shouldn't matter who holds the strap. As long as the outcome pleases the wrestlers, they probably think it's okay, because this angle is not always going to please the fans.