The Rock vs. John Cena (Courtesy of WWE.com)
GSM: You can't blame WWE for doing this match again, as last year's event received the highest buy-rate in history because of it. The promos this time around between John Cena and The Rock have been much better, aside from the fact that The Rock has sparingly appeared on WWE Raw in the last two months. Nonetheless, the outcome of this match seems much more obvious than their initial encounter, simply due to the fact that The Rock can't remain WWE Champion for another six weeks until the next pay-per-view.
Cena hasn't held the title since October 2011, so I'm completely content with him winning the belt here. Many fans are speculating a heel turn for Cena, but I honestly don't see that happening anytime soon, if at all. What Cena needs is a character change, which he'll hopefully undergo following this event. I'm also interested in how these two plan on topping their match from last year, as there's not much more they can do aside from kicking out of one other's finishers.
Guttenplan: I am with the popular choice of John Cena winning. I am in no way a Cena fan, but The Rock is a part-time wrestler and it wouldn’t make any sense for him to win. If The Rock were to win and then lose the title to Cena at Extreme Rules, it wouldn’t be as special. Cena needs to win it at WrestleMania.
SiD: This is a classic example of WWE running out of ideas; and thus, we get Once in a Lifetime, done twice, as The Rock faces John Cena. After proclaiming that The Rock will be WWE Champion after he defeated Cena at WrestleMania XXIX, he got a championship match at the Royal Rumble, which he won, in spite of an interference. However, at the same night, Cena won the Royal Rumble match by eliminating 29 other wrestlers to receive a championship match at WrestleMania. The Rock defeated CM Punk at Elimination Chamber, and then Cena defeated Punk two weeks later, thus setting up this epic clash.
As far as my prediction goes, I know everyone is predicting that Cena will win the match, and I agree with them, but just not how they see it. While they see Cena winning clearly and shaking hands with The Rock, I expect John Laurinaitis to interfere and help Cena, which will turn Cena heel and make him the WWE Champion. He hasn't been WWE Champion in a long time, and I have a bad feeling that things will change at WrestleMania XXIX, in the MetLife stadium.
Scaccia: Not once, but twice in a lifetime we have this matchup. Everyone wants to see Cena turn heel here. I don`t see that happening, but I wouldn`t be opposed to it. The Rock is basically a transition champion. He is never on WWE Raw, and he hardly acts like the champion. Cena is going to win here. The title needs to be featured on TV. Whether or not Cena will turn heel remains to be seen. He defeats The Rock, probably with a new move he learned somewhere.
Overall Consensus: Cena-4, Rock-0