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The Rock and John Cena fail to create a WrestleMania moment
John Cena's heel turn...didn't happen.
An electrifying, fast-paced match that was better than last year...didn't happen.
A swerve at the end and a huge creative surprise...didn't happen.
Instead, fans were treated to a pretty standard Monday Night Raw-quality main event with Rock and Cena hitting their high spots, working an awkwardly paced match and leaving everyone wanting more at the end.
If this was the end of the Rock's return to the ring, he leaves on a low note. His matches against CM Punk and John Cena were average at best, and he did nothing to set any younger stars up for main event runs. If this wasn't the end and the rumored Rock vs. Brock Lesnar match happens at SummerSlam this August, we will just be delaying these sentiments another five months.
Every classic WrestleMania has a defining moment. What was tonight's? A clean John Cena victory? As Michael Cole let us know, tonight was the fourth time we've seen that at a WrestleMania. It's nothing new. Hundreds of millions in dollars of revenue were brought to New York City and New Jersey tonight. Fans poured their money, time and energy into the WWE product. On the grandest stage of them all, WWE let their fans down.
WrestleMania 29 will go down in history as one of the most disappointing ever.