The truth is that most people in the IWC do not want to see The Rock vs. John Cena II at Wrestlemania 29. The reality though, this is the match fans are going to get in some way, shape, or form. The only question remaining – will CM Punk will be thrown into the mix as well?
That’s really all the IWC has left as a consolation prize. People are not happy about the Rock winning the title as a part-timer. I doubt Punk is happy about it, but he surely has known of this plan for quite some time. It’s clear to me that Vince McMahon hatched a plan with Rock and Cena about two years ago. Rock would win last year, then they up the ante the following year for the title and Cena comes out on top. It makes complete sense why Rock won last year now, it’s because it was only the first match in a series of three.
So to get to three, we have to have two. Sometimes in pro wrestling things just have to happen, and this is one of those things. Cena and Rock were heavy favorites to win at Royal Rumble, and it went down just like everyone thought it would.
But all in all, Cena/Rock II is the right business move.
It’s going to make money hand over fist, and WWE is merely striking while the iron is hot, and while they have Rock. This match will sell whether the IWC likes it or not, and I think it could be worse.
If you told me five years ago that I’d be upset over Cena/Rock for the title at Mania, I would have thought you were crazy. But that doesn’t mean I’m not holding out hope that Punk is also involved. It will at least make the obvious outcome seem a little less obvious.