MATCH : John Cena v The Rock

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 28

VENUE : Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida

DATE : 1st April 2012

 

BACKGROUND : International movie star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and John Cena had been taking shots at each other for a while through social media but things started to heat up when The Rock was asked to be the guest host at Wrestlemania 27. In the main event of the show, between John Cena and The Miz, The Rock would interfere and cost Cena the match and the Championship. The next night on Raw The Rock challenged Cena to a match at Wrestlemania 28 which would be the first time a main event was announced a year in advance!

MATCH REVIEW : In a time where not many dream matches could be made - this was one! I thought both these guys told a fantastic story in the ring of pride and trying to give everything not to lose the match. The ending sequence was fantastic and the best part was not knowing who was going to score the victory! A wonderful match between two legends of the business - I loved the idea of having the match being built over the course of the year and I feel it worked. The only negative was the match would be built as 'Once in a Lifetime' but they had a rematch the next year which was slightly disappointing and not nearly as good as this one.