The Rock v Cena @ Wrestlemania 28 & Cena as the face of WWE?
by, 04-11-2011 at 08:51 PM (4415 Views)
I'm not at all surprised by the announcement - I did however assume that Summerslam 2011 would have been the favourite PPV for the match, especially in order to carry the feud between the two superstars for the next few months. By holding the match a good year away, it means we will have forgotten about the feud for a good while until it resurfaces no doubt by the beginning of next year and the run up to Wrestlemania 28.
While watching Raw live, Cena announced that his match versus the Rock will be a WWE Campionship match - that poses a number of problems for me. The one that concerns me most is that I have never rated Cena and already a year down the line, he has been guaranteed a headline spot at the biggest WWE PPV of the year.
There are also a number of other concerns:-
1: What happens at The Royal Rumble or even at the last PPV before Wrestlemania 28? Because we know that the Cena v The Rock will a WWE title match, that means we will already know the result of both previous PPV's leading up to Mania 28, especially if, as expected, Cena will be defending the WWE Championship at those PPV's.
2: There is a chance either The Rock or Cena can sustain injuries prior to Mania 28 - what's Plan B for McMahon and Co?
3: Has the eagerly anticipated match predictions for Mania 28 gone out of the window as we now know what the main event is a year in advance?
4: Did McMahon not notice the boos from the Raw crowd last week when The Rock screamed that the match versus Cena will be at Mania 28? The WWE Universe would rather have the match up in the next few months rather than wait a whole year.
5: Can The Rock v Cena top Mania 18's The Rock v Hogan. I don't think it can in any shape or form. Remember in that match, Hogan was heal and the crowd was actually shouting out Hogan's name and booing The Rock - it was an amazing moment and the match itself was surprisingly good by Hogan standards. I cannot see Cena, as heal in this match, getting the crowd on his side.
Cena as the face of WWE? He never was and never will be. He has never carried WWE in the last 7 years. When WWE have relied on increasing their ratings, what do they do? Get The Rock or Stone Cold to make guest appearances. Bring back Bret Hart. Reform DX............I cannot think of a "classic" WWE match Cena has been involved in, where I've walked away and thought "Wow, the guy is good!"
For me, Randy Orton v The Rock would have got me really excited as a match up! It is a shame the WWE creative team and McMahon do not listen to the fans............