WWE: The Rock vs. John Cena Was Not 2013's Best Match

By Damian Seeto
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Image from John Cena – WWE Universe Facebook

The Slammy Awards for 2013 have concluded, and the best match of the year wasn’t even nominated. The match that actually won didn’t deserve it.

I understand that the Rock and John Cena are the most popular “wrestlers”, but their match at WrestleMania 29 was disappointing. Their WrestleMania 28 encounter was better because it was more unpredictable, and it was their first-ever match against each other. The second match was predictable because everyone knew Cena was going to win because Rock had to lose the WWE Title in order to go back to Hollywood.

Not to mention, the match itself was repetitive because both men did the same moves over and over again.

The other nominees on the list were Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar from Extreme Rules, CM Punk vs. the Undertaker from WrestleMania 29 and Cody Rhodes/Goldust vs. the Shield at Battleground. I cannot comment on the tag match because I don’t remember it too well, but Triple H and Lesnar’s match was boring. I’m sure Triple H just forced himself to be there. Punk vs. Undertaker was the best match out of the nominees, but it wasn’t the best WWE match of 2013.

If I were to choose the best WWE matches of 2013, it would be Punk vs. Lesnar at SummerSlam, Punk vs. Chris Jericho at Battleground and Daniel Bryan vs. Cena at SummerSlam. This goes to show that the Slammy Awards are kind of rigged because WWE chooses the nominees, while the fans just choose who is the most popular wrestlers instead of the match quality itself.

I thought Punk vs. Lesnar from SummerSlam was epic, but Punk vs. Jericho at Battleground was an awesome technical wrestling match. Bryan vs. Cena was good to watch because of the crowd reaction. There were even some better wrestling matches I saw on Raw this year too, such as Punk vs. Cena. Many of the Shield’s matches were cool to watch as well.

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