John Cena vs The Rock: WrestleMania 28
All my life, I had one dream, attend WrestleMania. When I found out WrestleMania 27 would be in Atlanta, I just knew that would be my first one. Living in Baltimore, the travel would not be expensive. When I found out The Rock was returning to WrestleMania, I just had to be in the building. But it was not to be. However a year later, nothing stopped me and Miami was the place where I would accomplish a lifelong dream.
The night after WrestleMania 27, history would be made. The Main Event for WrestleMania 28 was annonced. Some would say this was not a good idea because the fans would lose interest in the match. However, the money the WWE made from pay-per-view buys tell a different story. Being in Miami for perhaps the biggest main event in the history of the WWE compares to no other feeling in the world.
Many who watched this match on television would say that it did not live up to the hype. The audience in Miami would beg to differ. On a night where we witnessed an end of an era match between the Undertaker and Triple H which took place inside the Hell in a Cell and featured Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee, this match had a lot to live up to. Ten years ago, The Rock defeated Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 18. That match was not in the main event, and today the main event of that night between Chris Jericho and Triple H is often forgotten. The Rock and John Cena would not be overshadowed. This may not have been the most techincally sound match, but it was able to draw emotion from the crowd. Lets Go Cena, Cena Sucks chants as well as the Rocky & Boots to Asses chants roared for an hour throughout Sun Life Stadium. As John Cena seemed to get the best of The Rock and taunt him by trying to defeat him with his own signature move, the People’s elbow, it was The Rock who popped up and hit the Rock Bottom to defeat Cena one, two, three. That night, the city of Miami rejoiced as the hometown hero emerged victorious.