WrestleMania 29 proved what many already feared: The rivalry between The Rock and John Cena had nothing new to offer fans.
Cena took down The Rock to wrestle away the WWE title and become an 11-time champion. While the result differed from Rock's victory at WrestleMania 28, the match was much of the same.
This was a long match that suffered from way too much inactivity.
At the start of this match, it looked like the two were trying to stare each other into submission. They attacked in short bursts and then would resume the stare down. Shockingly, neither competitor wilted due to a fierce stare.
From there, it came down to a seemingly endless run of kicked-out finishing moves and reversals. Ultimately, Cena prevailed, and The Rock showed his respect, but the crowd still met Cena with a chorus of boos.
Check out this tweet by Bleacher Report's Brian Mazique:
Brian Mazique aka FP @UniqueMazique
Rock tries to put Cena over...no haps, crowd still booed him #WM29 http://t.co/ZrsUdETEyC4/8/2013, 3:17:59 AM
With this result, the company is clearly trying to build up an air of invincibility around Cena, and there is a good chance they will continue to do so with another win in a rubber match with The Rock at Extreme Rules.
Wrestling Inc. passes along the rumors that The Rock will be performing at that event, and the logical assumption is that the company will go back to the well by having him take on Cena.
However, it is time to let this rivalry go. The matches between these two only reinforce what frustrates so many with Cena. His matches are too big on staged dramatics and not big enough on action.
Cena and The Rock lack a dynamic in-ring chemistry, and the possibilities for drama between these two have already been exhausted.
Great time and energy would undoubtedly be put into promoting a match with these two, and it is only going to lead to a massive letdown with another stale match.
It is time for the WWE to move past the rivalry between The Rock and Cena.
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