WWE WrestleMania 2013: Why John Cena Will Defeat the Rock for the Championship

Daniel PeragineSenior Analyst IIMarch 20, 2013

John Cena on Monday Night Raw. (Photo credit: WWE.com)
John Cena on Monday Night Raw. (Photo credit: WWE.com)

When The Rock got his armed raised at the end of last year's epic WrestleMania main event, John Cena's career suddenly got pinned against a wall.

After his devastating defeat to The Rock, Cena would go on to experience not just a struggle to earn victories inside the WWE ring but also on a personal level with a divorce from his now ex-wife, Elizabeth Huberdeau.

It appears Cena is beginning a new chapter in his life.

Looking back into 2012, Cena began to rack up losses and despite still being the company's top star, CM Punk emerged as WWE's newest commodity by going on one of the longest title reigns in wrestling history. It had appeared that Cena's time to emerge back to the top of the mountain would have to wait until 2013.

Once 2013 rolled in, Cena began to catch the eyes of many with getting back on the winning side of matches. However, The Rock would also make his return by capturing the WWE Championship belt from Punk at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

On that same night, Cena would go on to win the Royal Rumble match to set up another dream match with The Rock at this year's WrestleMania.

With a comeback story in place, the WWE must put Cena back on top as the champion.

Despite a fun but shortened run as WWE Champion, the company must move on from The Rock and end Cena's long title drought. Despite a risk of lower viewership with The Rock away from the ring, the WWE needs to try to rejuvenate itself with its current stars.

However, if the WWE were to go into a different direction, Cena's career could take another staggering hit by losing to The Rock. The WWE may not be willing to take that chance.

For Cena, a WrestleMania victory would be the perfect opportunity to turn around his career and get back to being WWE's biggest star in recent history. Although personal struggles can truly take a much steeper toll, Cena's chances are looking sharp to boost his career once again at WrestleMania.