The long-awaited rematch between The Rock and John Cena needed an extra spark to eclipse last year's bout. Yes, placing the WWE Championship on the line does accomplish this to a certain extent, but that is more for the building prior. The match itself needed that one spot that would make fans forget that WWE promoted the WrestleMania 28 match as "Once in a Lifetime."
The Rock and John Cena delivered, though the match dragged on for a good while.
One of the most notable moments of the match was when Cena mockingly attempted the People's Eblow on The Rock, much like last year. The only difference is that last year, the maneuver cost him the match. This time, he stopped himself by holding onto the ropes before he hit The Rock with the elbow, knowing that The Rock would get up.
This was one of the best examples of a mental battle in recent history. In the end, after about a dozen signature moves, John Cena grabbed the victory and the WWE Championship. The two competitors then embraced each other and both raised their hands to close out the show.
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