Long Term Booking: The Rock & John Cena At WrestleMania 30

The Rock & John CenaSo this year’s WrestleMania main event was set a full year in advance.  One day after WrestleMania 27, The Rock and John Cena took to the middle of the ring on RAW the next night and set the stage for this year’s main event.  And while some people (myself included) haven’t really enjoyed a year-long build to this year’s Mania main event, I have a suspicious feeling that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to long term booking.

I don’t do great at predictions, but I think I may have this one pegged.  I’m thinking Cena is going to go over (win) this weekend in Miami (which happens to be The Rock’s home town).  But I don’t think it’s going to end there.  I think we’re actually building to something bigger.  Cause let’s face it… Vince McMahon likes big dudes and even better… he likes big paydays.  What could be bigger than a Rock/Cena main event you ask?

How about the rubber match to a best of 3 series at WrestleMania 30?

Yep… that’s where I think we’re headed.  Hear me out.  Everyone and their brother thinks The Rock is going to win in his own home town.  Well, I think it’s better for business if Cena wins.  I think it’d be even better if they finally turned him heel, but that’s not even necessary for this.  So the way I see it, Cena wins this year (in Rock’s home town), Rock will win next year near Cena’s home town (WrestleMania 29 will be held at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey and Cena is from West Newbury, Mass) and that will set up the MEGA match for WrestleMania XXX rumored to be held at Cowboy Stadium which seats over 110,000.  That’s the payoff that Vince is looking for.  The biggest main event in history, at the 30th anniversary of his greatest creation.

By the time WrestleMania 30 rolls around, Vince will be nearly 70 years old.  His son-in-law (and heir apparent to the WWE empire) HHH will be 45 at that point and let’s face it, he’s not REALLY an in-ring performer these days anyhow. Seems to me that right after WrestleMania 30 would be a great time for Vince to “retire” and have HHH officially take over the family business.

Still this it’s far fetched?  Do you really think that The Rock would come “out of retirement” for one match?  Do you really think that the WWE would allow it’s biggest star (Cena) to lose?  Nah… the only way this makes sense is for it to be part of something bigger.

Want some more long term booking?

How about Shawn Michaels vs. HHH for WrestleMania 29?  Yep, I think that’s where we’re going.  Otherwise, why in the HELL is Shawn involved in the Hell In The Cell match this year?  Again… just like Cena/Rock, unless this is part of something bigger it just doesn’t make a hell of a long of sense.  I’m a firm believer in the fact that once you retire from wrestling you should fucking stay retired so I wouldn’t really be happy to see it, but at least in my mind if they’re NOT going to let Shawn stay retired than this makes a ton of sense.  It would also be an epic way for HHH to end his career (if Shawn retires him).

Or maybe I’ve just got wrestling on the brain and I over analyze the crap out of the “sport” that I love.  What do you think?

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  1. As we’re headed into WrestleMania 29 this weekend, I think we’re still on track for Rock vs. Cena III at WrestleMania 30. I’m guessing Cena will pick up the title this weekend from The Rock and we’ll be well on our way.

  2. Cena did in fact walk away with the victory at WrestleMania 29. https://www.406northlane.com/blog/2013/04/wrestlemania-29-in-the-books-recap-thoughts/ Cena is currently out hurt, returning at this weekend’s Hell In A Cell PPV. The Rock hasn’t been heard from since WrestleMania and he’s been off filming movies. Not looking good for my 2 year old prediction, but you never can tell when it comes to the WWE.

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