After John Cena became the WWE Champion at Wrestlemania 29, I figured that despite what the Rock said a couple of weeks ago on RAW that he wouldn’t be passing the torch to Cena, it makes you wonder if this is it.
I for one wouldn’t want it that way. This didn’t have the feel of Rock going up against Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 18 because Hogan was obviously near the end of his career, and Rock still seems to have a lot left in the tank. I still feel like the WWE has to keep the fans wanting more and with half the fans booing Cena at almost every show, feud like this between the two men could have a chance to last a little longer.
At Extreme Rules, Rock still can exercise his re-match clause with Cena, so there still seems to be hope just in case Rock goes and shoots another movie. The series is tied one and one with both matches being at WrestleMania, so it would only be fitting if the two settle the score for best out of three.
I sure hope Rock stays a little longer. He represents the attitude era where every show left you wanting more and kept you on the edge of your seats, where Cena is part of an era that some have called PG shows that mainly focus on the young kids. This era is still solid, but a mix of the past and present can do wonders for company — no passing of the torch here. Just a rivalry that just got a little interesting.