The Rock announced this past week on Raw that he would team up with John Cena to face tag-team Awesome Truth, R-Truth and The Miz, at Survivor Series—but can Rock and Cena really get along for the sake of a wrestling match?
Neither wrestler has shied away from how they feel about each other. Cena thinks The Rock is a sellout for leaving his fans to do movies. The Rock thinks Cena is rubbish. So the obvious and most desired decision by fans was for these two to collide in the squared circle at WrestleMania 28.
But come Survivor Series, these two have got to pretend to be buddies and work as a team.
Is this possible?
Considering their history, I would say no. These two guys are the poster boys of their generation. Rocky ruled the attitude era with the likes of and against Stone Cold, Chris Jerico and Triple H. And Cena? He’s the kids favorite superman. The kids seem to think he’s perfect. It’s safe to say that most of the older fans do not share the same view.
They stand for two completely different things, for two different audiences and for two different generations. Let’s face it—they are never going to see eye to eye, not even for a common enemy like the team of R-Truth and The Miz.
If The Rock could not put his differences with Y2J to the side for the 2001 Survivor Series main event in a bid to ‘save’ WWE from losing to WCW and ECW, then the chances of him putting is differences with Cena aside are also unlikely.
Cena, on the other hand, is more likely to play the good boy act (he is perfect after all, kids!) and be the perfect team partner to The Rock. However, I would not speak too soon because I think he is still likely to collide with The Rock. It can only be one man’s show, after all.
No one really wants to see Cena and Rock pretend to be best friends and it just would not work. All fans want to see the two tear each other apart in the ring.