Sunday, March 4, 2012

John Cena vs. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

I posted a question on facebook the question was what will be the advantages (if any) if John Cena wins the match at WrestleMania 28? Many of you answered, but the one comment that stood out from the all rest: was made by a facebook follower and by my brother Ernest Heleno Jr., it was “it should be a passing of the torch, like Andre did for Hogan” and to that I say, no, no, hell no. That particular match was a once in a life time moment, that can’t never be recreated. I’m not saying, their comment wasn’t good, but The Rock is no Andre and Cena is not Hogan. Andre The Giant was an actual wrestler at the time who was getting out of the business and at WrestleMania III he past the torch to Hulk Hogan. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson left a long time ago and he took the torch with him; so in my opinion the time has passed, and this match does not hold this type of significance. John Cena is the heart & soul of the WWE for many years now, and he does not need any torch passing ceremony or match, to legitimize his place in the WWE.

I want to make this perfectly clear; John Cena shouldn’t win at WrestleMania 28. There are absolutely no advantages if he wins. The WWE is lacking “heel” on their roster, so there is no competition for him at the moment. Prime example, what the hell was that crap the WWE did with Cane & Kane, Embrace the Hate, nothing positive came out of that storyline. The only logical step is to turn him heel, put him up against the younger wrestlers and help create new Superstars. Hulk Hogan explains it best when he made this comment “When you have everyone telling you how good of a guy he is, turn him heel give him that edge…and then he will have everybody to work with”. (This statement was made, when asked why he kept the title off Bobby Roode.) Who knows better about the significance of passing of the torch match, then the man who was involved in two of these matches, the Immortal Hulk Hogan. The Hulkster accepted the torch from Andre and then he passed it to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson at WrestleMania 18. 

Harrington Bayas


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