Staff Wrestlemania predictions – The Rock vs. John Cena
Apr 1, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
The Starman: I’m going back and forth in this match as I can see either one walking away as the winner. I have to side with John Cena, which will set up the “Once in a Lifetime Rematch” next year at WrestleMania 29.
Dave Kilgore: After all the trash talking, after all the hype, it comes down to who has more to gain. With the rumored rematch of being there for WM29, one has to wonder how they could write this year’s match to lead into next year’s match. But I see this one going back and forth, with possible interference from the Miz (after all, both men took it to the Miz at Survivor Series), with Rock coming out on top and the main event of WM29 NOT being Rock/Cena II.
Michael Riba: The match that was made a year ago will finally take place. This has been on many people’s “Dream Match” list for years now, including my own. This match will go 30+ minutes, and in that time frame I’m almost positive we will see a ref bump, some dirty tactics from both men, and eventually some interference from none other than The Miz. Who The Miz helps, or if he attacks both men, is tough to predict. In the end, it is my belief that The Rock should do the right thing and put Cena over and pass the torch on, much like Hogan did for The Rock at WrestleMania X8. However, with the rumors of a second match between these two taking place in the future, I don’t know if that would happen. I think it would, I’m 98% sure, but there’s still that 2% of me that thinks The Rock will go over. I’m going with the 98%.
Prediction: John Cena
Steven Matthews: With this being The Rock’s first match at WrestleMania since WrestleMania XX, being one year in the making and being in The Rock’s hometown of Miami, it should come as no surprise that this match closes the show. I was a fan of The Rock during his time with the WWE but in my opinion he’s not much better that John Cena in the ring. I’m not totally sold on this match but I look at it like Cena vs. Triple H at WrestleMania 22. The crowd’s reaction was so wild that it made that match one of my favorites. I think the crowd would blow the roof off if there was one. I’m going with The Rock to win this match, send the fans home happy but we should all be prepared for Rock facing Cena later this year or even at WrestleMania 29.
Amanda Chamers: John Cena. Of course it’ll be John Cena, he’s John Cena. Honestly though, I’m not emotionally involved in either of them winning, so I can’t say I prefer either of them. I’m sure it’ll be very big and epic and all over the arena and John Cena will probably get thrown through something, off something or at something very large that would kill a mere mortal, but in the end he will level up and win by a hair (or an Attitude Adjustment).
Cody A. Springer: A lot of people are saying that The Rock wouldn’t come back just to lose. Obviously those people don’t know proper etiquette when it comes to this sort of thing. The fact of the matter is that Cena needs to win this match. Period.
Prediction: John Cena