WWE: Vince McMahon Knows Why You Don't Need The Rock to Wrestle at Wrestlemania

Craig GoldbergContributor IIIFebruary 27, 2011

GREEN BAY, WI - JUNE 22:   Vince McMahon attends a press conference about the WWE at the Austin Straubel International Airport on June 22, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Mark A. Wallenfang/Getty Images)
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Vince McMahon is going away.  It won’t be this year, but at some point in the near future Vince McMahon will step down from the forefront of the WWE universe.  When this day arrives, for better or for worse, we can all be sure that professional wrestling will never be the same.

How will Vince part ways with The WWE?  Does anybody in their right mind believe that Vince McMahon, the most polarizing and iconic wrestling promoter in the history of the business, will step away quietly in the night?  

Knowing the way Vince handles the company, his exit from behind the scenes will be a smooth transition of power to his more than capable daughter Stephanie.  Do not think for a second that the WWE Universe won’t be treated to one of the most hyped up and promoted send offs in the history of professional wrestling.

A retirement match at Wrestlemania against Stone Cold Steve Austin would be the dream come true scenario for Vince’s departure, but no matter how he leaves, it will generate big ratings and gain mainstream press.

 It will not be ego that will drive McMahon to plan his own grand finale; it just is not that simple. 

Vince has always done what he believes is best for the company.  It kills wrestling’s diehard fan base to admit this, but McMahon has never cared about what the fans want. 

His success is driven by giving the fans what they need.   When they day comes for Vince to part ways, WWE fans across the globe will absolutely need a proper farewell.

Right now, the wrestling community is foaming at the mouth for a chance to see The Rock take on John Cena at Wrestlemania.  If that is what Vince truly wanted for the show then that is what we would be seeing.  Vince gave The Rock a platform to shine and because of that, The Rock owes Vince McMahon another match or two. 

The bottom line is that the timing is not right. Of course The Rock in a match at Wrestlemania in Atlanta would mean huge business for WWE in the short term, but Vince is a patient man.   

He knows that when the timing is correct The Rock will wrestle again in WWE.  But Vince is not going to let it happen until there are a few more prominent players to carry the weight of the company. 

More than ever, the WWE is really driving the point home that its young stars are the future of the company.  The last year of WWE television has focused on up and coming talent.  From the Nexus invasion angle to title reigns from Sheamus and The Miz, Vince McMahon is making his vision of the future extremely clear.  

It will be no surprise in 2011 to see championship gold around the waists of guys like Alberto Del Rio and John Morrison.

Another thing that Vince knows is that most fans do not see The Miz as a guy who can carry the company for the next ten years.  The wrestling world is not too keen on The Miz’s quick rise to power, but in wrestling things can change very quickly. 

The Miz seems to accumulate many of the same criticisms that John Cena had early in his WWE tenure, and look where Cena is now.   It’s hard to remember, but there was a time when “Rocky Sucks” was the most popular crowd induced chant heard at any WWE event.

As with everything else in WWE, Vince sees the bigger picture when it comes to The Miz.  He is probably banking that when The Miz eventually makes his face turn, he might be the biggest superstar in WWE history.  It sounds like a long shot, but stranger things have happened.