2 years before, on the first Monday Night Raw after WrestleMania 27, The Rock and John Cena agreed to face each other in a match at Wrestlemania 28.
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This wasn’t just a WrestleMania 28 main event one year in the making. It was a so called “Once in a Lifetime” Match, an epic battle that redefined the legacies of two of WWE’s most legendary Superstars.
To put it simply, winning this meant everything for John Cena and The Rock. All the heated confrontations, personal attacks, and physical aggression that forged one of the bitterest rivalries in history, finally came to a boil on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
John Cena vs The Rock Wrestlemania 28 Promo:
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This was the match that would make or break WrestleMania, and in the end, it proved to live up to the hype.
Cena and The Rock put together a solid match, given their style. Was it a work-rate classic? No. Was it entertaining? You’d better believe it.
The Rock showed no signs of ring rust after being out of action for eight years, and Cena made the perfect foil for him.
Finally The Rock wins with a rock bottom.
The Rock made his return on Raw 1000th Episode:
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— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 23, 2012
The Rock made an announcement that he will face the WWE Champion at Royal Rumble 2013. On that night,CM Punk turned as heel an attacked the rock. Punk managed to be the WWE Champion till rumble, making it as 434 days as WWE Champion.
As promised, the rock returned and won the WWE championship at royal rumble 2013. John Cena won the 30 men royal rumble. Then the rock successfully defended his title at Elimination Chamber 2013 too.
The Rock vs. CM Punk Elimination Chamber 2013 Promo:
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Then on last week raw, Cena proposes a match to punk. If cena wins, Punk crawls back in his hole and goes away. If Punk wins, Cena will give him his WrestleMania title shot. Its John Cena vs. CM Punk with the winner getting a WWE Title shot against The Rock at WrestleMania 29. Finally John Cena won this match and made it official Rock vs Cena II.
With The Rock and Cena informed by their epic encounter last year in Miami, both competitors will assuredly come to MetLife Stadium with a more sharpened focus than ever before. Cena is out to avenge last year’s WrestleMania loss to The Great One. The Rock, on the other hand, appears intent on keeping the championship he waited more than a decade to reclaim.
Now, all that separates The Rock and John Cena is time. On April 7, under the brightest lights that sports-entertainment has to offer, who will leave will the top prize: The Rock or John Cena?