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The Rock on facing Cena again: “He was my pick”



IGN.com posted an interview with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Here is excerpt:

“He was my pick, yes,” The Rock confirmed. “Definitely. You have to understand that my return back into the WWE was years in the making. And since I’ve been back, it’s been a three year-long journey that started at WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta. So John has always been my first choice. Here’s the thing. The question was that if I was going to go back in the WWE, how could I go back and make the most impact? With who can I headline WrestleMania in that company and make the most impact? And the bottom line is that it continues to be John Cena. Just in terms of, and we’ll use a Hollywood term here, box office appeal. Universal appeal. Athletic pairing. So there are a lot of reasons.”

(thanks to Mike Informer for the link)



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21 Responses

  1. Alex says:

    *Snores*

  2. -J- says:

    Rock is shilling that mcmahon bile, cena is the top draw so it makes cents but fans seem to not really give a turd about the rematch…cena goes over, has his wrestlemania hogan andre moment and we get another cena era, happy happy joy joy. :)

  3. Damian says:

    The Rock will win the match. Then Ziggler will cash it in on him.

  4. Guled says:

    ‘_’ he wasn’t your pick, it was booked.

  5. Vinnie says:

    would love to see it happen damian, but ziggler has a world title shot, not a wwe title shot.. so dont think so, I can honestly see ziggler setting up a program with swagger and del rio post mania… del rio beats swagger only to have ziggler cash in after say beating jericho earlier in the night…

  6. jim says:

    Zig can only cash on the whc

  7. The Sheild says:

    “Bottom Line” being the key in that since the match was booked purely for $$$. I find it hard to believe that Rock thinks a match with Cena is bigger than a match with Taker

  8. Adurka Durk says:

    Funny seeing people reply about it being for money.

    That’s the ENTIRE point of pro wrasslin. No one does this crap for free.

  9. dave says:

    Exactly Adurka…and fact is if Rock tells Vince he wants to face Cena, then Rock will face Cena.

    I’m sure Rock will have an idea for next year. I personally would love Rock v HBK but that is a pipe dream

  10. Nick says:

    Biggest draw? Not this year, last year yes, but not this year. Its a fact John Cena is losing his popularity, his “sales” are going way down and people like CM Punk and Randy Orton, hell The Undertaker are passing him. I think people would rather see any of those three against The Rock over John Cena. So, Rock can continue to pedal Mcmahon’s bull. This is all beacuse Mcmahon wants Cena in the main even and nobody else.You can tell alot by how a wrestler is received by the fans and Cena is getting pretty bad crowd reactions now, so id like to see what others think about my post.

  11. RematchMania is Runnin Wild says:

    @Nick

    You could not be more right.

    Maybe if you had two right arms and two right legs.

  12. Adurka Durk says:

    Don’t just say things, Nick. Just because you think them, doesn’t make that crap true.

    Provide the proper data for the foolish things you type.

  13. RematchMania is Runnin Wild says:

    Well it is true people react to Cena with the attitude of do i have to sit through this again.

  14. dooman says:

    no buy just like last yr not interested in zena unless they throw a hurricane gimmick on him and let him run around in a cape

  15. Adurka Durk says:

    You people on the Internet react like that!

    They pack thousands of people in arenas nightly that disagree with you.

  16. -J- says:

    the bar has been lowered, wwe just places cena front and center as THAT face of the company.

  17. Nick says:

    Adurka why do you sit there and attack what others say, why dont you follow up what your always bitching and complaining about and stop coming here and just disagreeing with others. You tell us if we dont like it then stop watching. Well if you dont like what we say then stop responding. Is that not simple. FACT is John Cena does not get the same reaction say he got last year. FACT is people are tired of him. Can you sit there and tell me the crowd still pops louder for him than anybody else? NO you cant. If you need proof you moron listen to the crowds every week.

  18. Adurka Durk says:

    Oh, you small minded wrestling mark.

    You’re letting what you believe cloud your judgement, instead of focusing on facts.

    If he’s not getting the same reactions, then link two YouTube videos showing the discrepancy. It’s that simple.

    I do watch him, and the crowd pops for him the same as they ever have. Everyone in the real world doesn’t get on their computers and take part in the trash talk.

    People in the real world like him, and that’s always been the case. You are the minority. You are also the minority of the minority that doesn’t like him.

    Those people that you can hear boo him at shows, actually exist in the real world. They’re honest to goodness people of our society that pay taxes and don’t get on the Internet to complain about him.

    TL;DR: You’re living in a fantasy world where you think everyone hates Cena like you do. Nothing could be further from the truth. He’s their full-time largest draw and likely will be for years to come.

  19. Alfy says:

    Actually Cena gets a mixed reaction, not everyone cheers him, not everyone boos him. I’m not sure if he gets more boos than cheers now as I haven’t really paid attention to him that much lately, but it has been this way for a long time now. Who is to say the people complaining about him on the internet don’t go to the show? There are no facts to back that up.

    A lot of people would be happier if he just had a character change since he’s had the same character for so long it gets old to them. I know a lot of people say he can’t wrestle or put on a good match, but truth is he can actually put on some pretty good matches.

    Not everyone cheers for him though, it is a very mixed reaction and you can audibly hear boos. On shows like Smackdown they will pipe in cheers because they can since it’s pre-taped. Raw, you hear the real reactions for people in most cases. I hope you don’t think that a strong majority of people cheer for him though because that is simply not the case. His mainstream popularity is what helps him draw. If you mention Cena to a non-wrestling fan they’re more likely to know who he is than Punk. That is what I feel creates the popularity difference.

  20. Adurka Durk says:

    And that’s CLEARLY why he’s so popular.

    Mainstream appeal and drawing power correlate directly.

    If you ask a casual or non fan who he is, they know! And that makes him popular.

    It doesn’t matter if he gets mixed reactions, HE GETS REACTIONS.

    A lot of people like Ziggler for some reason, but he’s overwhelming boo’ed. His reactions are NOTHING like Cena’s.

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