The Rock vs. John Cena: The Unauthorized Real Story Behind The WWE Rivalry
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- Format:Kindle eBook
- Language:English (Published)
- Media:Kindle Edition
- Number Of Items:1
- Publication Date:November 17, 2011
On April 1st, 2012, two of the biggest superstars to ever call the WWE home will wage war in a contest that has divided the WWE Universe like few other rivalries have in the company’s long history.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Crossing Paths
Chapter 2: Rocking The Boat
Chapter 3: The Great One Returns
Chapter 4: A Cenation Divided
Chapter 5: The Road to WrestleMania
Chapter 6: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
BOOK EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 6
When The Rock and John Cena meet at WrestleMania 28 in Miami, Florida, there’s much more on the line than just bragging rights and bruised egos. Without question, the main event in the making is a war of generations and, to a degree, a war of entertainment cultures.
The Attitude Era vs. The PG Era
Dream matches are rare in the world of sports and especially in sports entertainment.
We will never see Hulk Hogan of the early 1980’s doing battle against “Stone Cold” Steve Austin of the late 1990’s. We will never see Andre The Giant in his prime squaring off against The Big Show. Jake “The Snake” Roberts won’t tangle with “The Viper” Randy Orton. And hundreds of other “dream matches” will similarly never transpire because the stars they would require involvement from are either dead or no longer able to compete at the level they once could.
So what we are poised to see at WrestleMania 28 in Miami is a true rarity in professional wrestling: two stars of roughly equal popularity (but from different eras in wrestling) meeting in the ring at a time when neither man has ever been in better physical condition. It’s like Ali vs. Tyson with both fighters at the peak of their respective careers. And no matter how divided The Rock and John Cena’s millions of fans are today, the entire WWE Universe will be united as one next year when the biggest show in sports entertainment serves up a main event that will undoubtedly be remembered for generations.
How It Will End
The WWE is naturally well aware of the legitimate importance of this bout to the fans. It isn’t a throw-away main event at a run-of-the-mill pay-per-view. This is, arguably, the biggest main event in 25 years of WWE programming. And, as a result, determining a fitting outcome could be the toughest creative decision Vince McMahon will ever make in his storied career...
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