WrestleMania 28: The Only Stage Big Enough for the Rock vs. John Cena

Josh McCainSenior Writer IApril 5, 2011

It's the match that everyone wants to see. 

It's the match the John Cena himself asked for.  The CNN Center was buzzing and the fans awaited the Rock's answer.

After a dramatic pause, the Rock accepted John Cena's challenge with one simple request: that this match take place on the biggest stage of them all—WrestleMania.

It was then that Twitter blew up with wrestling fans, who mostly complained about waiting a year to see this match.

At first I was one of them. 

"Really, a year, Rock?" was my first reaction, but then I thought about it some more and WrestleMania really is the only place this match could take place.

We all have favorite matches from all over the WWE Universe.  Some from WrestleMania, some from RAW, Smackdown or another Pay-Per-View.

But the majority of the matches that get remembered are from WrestleMania.

Hogan vs. Andre, Hogan vs. the Warrior, Shawn Michaels vs. Brett Hart (Ironman), HBK vs. the Undertaker, Steamboat vs. Savage (and the list goes on).

All of these are great matches and would have been great even on Saturday Morning Superstars, but what makes them so ingrained in our brains is that they were at WrestleMania.

The Rock vs. John Cena is going to tear the house down no matter when it happens. If it were just at any PPV it would be forgotten over time.

But since it will headline Wrestlemania XXVIII, it will join the list of matches above and become immortal, talked about for years to come.

Yes, waiting a year stinks and the WWE is truly rolling the dice that neither Superstar gets hurt.  I doubt the Rock will do much (if any) wrestling before 2012, but I hope that Cena —especially when September rolls around—gets a very light schedule.

There is a chance that this match won't live up to the hype, but once both men are introduced, Miami is going to erupt.

Just them being there in the squared circle will be more than enough to satisfy the majority of the fan base.

However, if one of them is hurt and doesn't show, that could absolutely kill Mania and probably cause a backlash the WWE has never seen.

A year is a long time to wait to see this match, but I have a feeling it's going to be worth it.

Until next time, check me out on Twitter (@jomac006) and watch wrestling.