Taker fought both HBK and HHH consecutively at Mania, so seeing Rock fight Cena again should not be an issue just becuase of that. Besides, when has there been a match in recent history that has been 'one time only.' With the WWE, there will always be a rematch.
And as far as the WWE championship goes, its too early to cry foul about it being between Rock and Cena. It's possible that Punk will win the title back before then and force a triple threat match, which I think is a very likely scenario considering the heat between the three of them and the fact that Punk does not have a credible opponent for Mania.
Unless of course Taker returns to challenge Punk. Wouldn't seeing that match make up for Cena/Rock II.
Can't say it really bothers me all that much.
Cena must win vs the Rock, it's not about long term, it's damn wrestlemania, firstly it's making a good much, second if we leave it the way it is, it stays in stone that face of attitude era, is better then face of today, and to leave it that way is just, well stupid. Cena must redeem himself, and it's not about making cena more popular, thing is it's not always about long term, not everything must be about long term, sometimes only this moment matters.
There will be a #2, but not a third time. They won't want to ever break the tie. With one win apiece, nobody truly looses. I'm a John Cena fan (at 52 years old, not a little kid, been a wrestling fan for 45+ years). Sorry to disappoint the IWC, but this will be a big year for Cena. Last year he lost several main events (yes, I know he was in all the main events, but he did lose them). He lost in the main event at two straight Wrestlemanias; it won't happen a third time. That's the realist in me.
From the wrestling fan in me, I wanted Wrestlemania to be Punk as WWE champion vs the Undertaker (streak vs streak) and Rock vs Lesner and Cena vs Orton (heel, leader of Shield). So yes, I'm disappointed in the way things worked out. Way too predicable by the WWE. Not surprising, either. While I like the product in general, there were other scenarios I wanted more.
I am kind of angry because I envision a conversation in 2011 between CM Punk and Vince going like this "Wel Punk you know the only reason we are going to let you hold the belt so long is to keep it warm for Rock to win at the 2013 Rumble, right?"
Once in a lifetime, they labeled that for several matchups in the past, but they still had rematches. Rock vs Hogan happened 2x. I want it to happen again simply because I wanted Cena to get the win the first go round. Nothing to do with the match, simply getting the win for Cena is the only reason I want it to happen. Were you this angry when HHH/Taker 3, HBK/Taker 2, among others?
well said. Great Blog!!!
More Uso's, More added to Kofi , less Cena, less Del Rio
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