WrestleMania 28: A Year of The Rock and John Cena Build Up for That?

Micheal Robinson@nyyrobinsonSenior Analyst IIApril 2, 2012

Alright, first and foremost, I am a fan of The Rock.

I've always liked The Rock, even in his heel days with the Nation of Domination.

However, this is the first time I recall ever being upset with The Great One.

On February 14, 2011, The Rock returned into my living room once again on WWE television.

The Rock declared he wasn't back to promote a movie. Yeah, right.

The last thing I see before The Rock and John Cena take flight at WrestleMania is a clip of The Rock's upcoming movie, G.I. Joe: Retaliation.


Look, I am a big fan of The Rock, like I said before.  I have been and always will be, but this year's WrestleMania really rubbed me the wrong way.

This is coming from someone that used to get tired of seeing Cena win all the time.

After a losing effort at WrestleMania 28, did it help or hurt Cena's career?
After a losing effort at WrestleMania 28, did it help or hurt Cena's career?

Part of me really didn't want to see The Rock win last night for many, many reasons.

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It just seemed like it was over so fast, you know?

How do you set a match a year in advance and expect it to live up to the hype?  It is nearly impossible.

The worst part was having to watch a rap concert before the matches actually took place, this was a really bad move by the WWE in my view.

You mean to tell me I have been waiting a year for The Rock and John Cena and now I have to wait 15 more minutes before they go at it, to watch this?

Not to mention, that is time they could have been using to put on a better match than they did.

So, that is it?  It's over?

Cena goes for a People's Elbow and The Rock springs up out of no where to hit a Rock Bottom and secure the pinfall?

All I can say is that I hope this isn't it for The Rock.  I don't want his career to be remembered as a guy who can't put someone else over.

Not even over really, because we are talking about John Cena here, he is already over.

I am thinking more along the lines of The Rock being remembered for his egotistical, movie promoting and bold-faced lying he tends to display from time to time.

Believe it or not, I think The Rock beating Cena still helps further the career of Cena and show that he is a company man that can take a big loss when needed.  However, was this loss actually needed?  Is there more to it?

There are a lot of questions to be answered, that is for sure.

What is next for The Rock?  John Cena?

Look, I know The Rock loves the WWE to the last bone in his body.  I am not saying for one second that I am not glad that he came back and performed again on WWE's biggest stage. 

I am just left wanting a little bit more, as usual.  So, kudos for the WWE for that.

As far as Cena goes, is a heel turn going to spin from this?  I don't know.

Is Brock Lesnar really back in the WWE and could he make his return on Monday Night RAW following WrestleMania?

The Rock will be on hand at American Airlines Arena in Miami as well, to promote G.I. Joe: Retaliation, thank the fans and leave again, or stick around and have some fun?