John Cena: What Epic Victory Means for Leader of the Cenation

Daine Pavloski@@dpavloskiAnalyst IIApril 8, 2013

John Cena snagged the WWE Championship from The Rock at the WWE's show of shows. Photo Courtesy of
John Cena snagged the WWE Championship from The Rock at the WWE's show of shows. Photo Courtesy of

WrestleMania 29 is now over, and while the event might not have lived up to all of the hype, we did see one thing: John Cena winning the big one. 

John Cena and The Rock went toe-to-toe at MetLife Stadium in front of over 80,000 fans and millions watching at home, and they put on a solid show. The match started a little slow and didn't have anything exceptionally groundbreaking, but it picked up towards the end and made for a pretty solid ending to the biggest show of the year. 

The quality of the match isn't the important thing here for Cena. The important thing for Cena is that he got a victory over The Rock, one of the best professional wrestlers in the history of the business.

Cena's huge victory didn't just give him a big win over The Rock at WrestleMania, it also gave him the WWE Championship for the 11th time, something that's only ever been done by Triple H. 

This victory means even more than just another title reign for the Cenation Commander-in-Chief. It means that he's once again ready to take over for the WWE as their poster boy. He's been playing second fiddle to CM Punk and The Rock for the last few months, but now, with The Rock out of the WWE Championship picture and CM Punk taking some time off, it will be Cena's company to run. 

This victory means that John Cena is still the man to beat in the WWE, which didn't look like the case for the last few months.

This victory also marks the beginning of the non-WrestleMania season for the WWE, which means that we most likely won't be seeing part-time veterans like The Rock, Triple H and The Undertaker filling the main event slots in the upcoming shows with long promo battles every week and endless video packages hyping the matchups. 

For Cena, that's encouraging. Raw will go back to being the John Cena show and things can get back to normal. Instead of the main event guys focusing all of their attention on people who aren't on TV every week, they can focus on the current members of the roster.

Now we can see guys like Wade Barrett and Antonio Cesaro go back to real feuds, instead of jobbing to main event guys who need to look strong against the big-named veterans they face at Mania. 

John Cena's epic win over The Rock doesn't just help his situation, but also helps the rest of the WWE roster as well. While some people might not like John Cena, it will be much better to have a WWE Champion who can appear on TV every week and who we can see on a regular basis.

Overall, Cena as champ will give the WWE more consistency and help shine the light on the current roster, as opposed to the returning veterans who wrestle one or two matches per year.