ATLANTA—The wrestlers and fans are filing into my hometown of Atlanta, as Wrestlemania weekend is upon us.
Earlier this week in New York, The Rock and John Cena locked eyes at the Wrestlemania 27 Press Conference at the Hard Rock Cafe.
After Cena's actions on Monday Night Raw—where an Attitude Adjustment from behind left The Rock gasping for air in the middle of the ring as the show closed—leaves The Rock no choice but to exact revenge on Cena.
Unfortunately for Cena, he is to compete for the WWE Championship on Sunday night against current champion, The Miz.
Now, I keep going back and forth between what I think will happen this Sunday in this match and all of the other matches, and I've seen a lot of different predictions on Bleacher Report this week.
When you think about it, the current nucleus at Wrestlemania has a lot of lifelong fans guessing on the outcome, and getting so many different responses.
Ultimately, when it comes down to it, how do you predict what The Rock is going to do after being away from the WWE for so long—especially when it is in a hosting role at the Super Bowl of wrestling: Wrestlemania.
One thing is for sure, The Rock has guaranteed that Cena will get his this Sunday, and the Georgia Dome in Atlanta will be rocking.
The Dome in Atlanta has held two Super Bowls, the 1996 Olympics, and several NCAA Basketball and Football Championship games, but hasn't seen anything the likes of which it is about to see.
The Rock is sure to please the crowd in Atlanta this Sunday.
In The Rock's most recent tweet on his official Twitter page, he said: "John Cena created his own hell...and The Rock is the demon who crawled up out of it... in 3 days, the demon is unleashed.. TEAM BRING IT."
There is no doubt in my mind that we will see The Rock get his revenge on John Cena, but how and when is the question. I have a few scenarios in mind, and I will talk about them in my next article when I attempt to figure out what will happen this year.
The electricity here is strong, as local news channels are talking about the big event and recapping the Wrestlemania art exhibit that was held on Wednesday night at the Fox Theatre.
Even ESPN has picked up on the WrestleMania hype, with a recap of Wednesday's press conference. You can read that article on the Page 2 section of ESPN, or by clicking here.
It is hard to overlook The Rock's return to Wrestlemania, but another encounter of epic proportions will take place this Sunday, as Triple H goes for his second attempt at breaking The Undertaker's elusive Wrestlemania streak.
At 18-0 in Wrestlemania contests, The Undertaker's streak is the holy grail of wrestling records.
Will it be broken? Can it be broken?
So many questions will be answered by the end of the weekend; but for now, it is all speculation, anticipation, nerves, and electricity, building up to a night that I will never forget.
I do feel that this year's Wrestlemania is being a bit underestimated, and it will prevail when the fans are making their way back up the aisles and out of the Georgia Dome.
So many different headlines could be read on Monday morning; here are a few that you may see:
"The Rock Costs Cena the WWE Championship!"
"Viva La Mexico! Del Rio Defeats Edge for World Championship!"
"19-0, The Streak Continues!"
None of those headlines would be more shocking than,
"18-1, The Undertaker's Wrestlemania Streak is Dead!"
The main reason why I think this year's Wrestlemania will be success is all of the many scenarios and possible outcomes.
The Rock doesn't have to save Wrestlemania, as some people may claim; all he needs to do is host history in the making.
This years Wrestlemania won't go down without a fight, and will not be remembered as a poor Wrestlemania.
Wrestlemania Axxess begins tonight in the Georgia World Congress Center, as Randy Orton headlines the opening night of autograph signings.
I won't be attending tonight's or Friday's Axxess events. Instead, I will be going on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. EST; getting up bright and early with the WWE.
The list of stars during Saturday morning's session is long, and includes the likes of, Sheamus, Kane, “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Alberto Del Rio, Ricardo, Sgt. Slaughter, Alicia Fox, Kaitlyn, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Mark Henry, Kelly Kelly, The Bellas, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and Jim Ross.
I will stay in the city all day Saturday, in prep for the Hall of Fame that evening.
Then, it is time for Wrestlemania, Sunday night in the Dome.
Come to think of it, the last time I saw WWE take place in the Dome was the first time I ever saw a WWE show live—a live taping of Monday Night Raw on October 11, 1999. I was 15 years old then.
Since Georgia as always been "WCW Country," and I was pro-WWE, I had to wait a while before WWE made the trip into Atlanta.
Nearly 12 years later, I am about to attend my second Wrestlemania—this time in my hometown.
The Rock said, during Wednesday's press conference in New York, that "hosting Wrestlemania is a dream come true." For me, having it in my hometown is a dream that I never thought would come true, but has.
Follow me on Twitter @nyyrobinson this Wrestlemania weekend, as I will be posting plenty of pictures from Wrestlemania Axxess, Hall Of Fame, and my ringside seat at Wrestlemania 27.
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