It’s about to go down! (In Kevin Hart’s voice.)
John Cena made his WWE comeback recently, and the wrestler is feeling funky enough to bring back his long-time rival for a one-time showdown in the ring. Will Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) accept this invitation, or will he chicken out? Who knows.
Cena has been away from wrestling for two years, yet he proved himself with back-to-back victories. Rock on the other hand, has been out of the game for about a year, so it’s safe to say that he still has a lot of potential, yet this fact does not faze his challenger.
Wrestling fans were taken aback recently by Cena’s request for actor and former wrestler, Rock, to take him on in the ring, and see who the winner will be. The stars who took time off the sports world to focus on making movies, will now challenge one another, and although it was unexpected, fans all over the world are looking forward to this match.
John Cena Challenges The Rock To A Face-Off
Since he returned to WWE, Cena has been putting in extra effort to get back in shape for one purpose only, and that’s to challenge the Roman Reigns. Shockingly, high up on his list is long-time rival, Rock.
Although no official report about this match has been released, media outlets believe that the duo will have a showdown at the Reigns Universal Championship, taking place at the Summerslam event in August.
I hope John Cena wants The Rock back to watch him as a fan from a distance cause I went through too much childhood trauma in 2012 for this to happen again 😂 legit WWE PTSD. https://t.co/0xE6dQHAWw
— JohnCenaCrews™ (@JohnCenaCrews) July 28, 2021
For now, social media fans are coming up with several speculations about Cena’s request to Rock. Twitter users took the time to recount the time these rivals faced-off at the 2012 WrestleMania XXVIII. This was the 28th annual pro wrestling pay-per-view event that saw Rock defeat Cena during a singles match that last for 30 minutes, 35 seconds.
While some believe that the ‘You Can’t See Me” icon has licked his wounds, and hopes to make a comeback statement, others are dreading the brutal match.
Twitter Slams WWE Over John Cena’s Comeback
When the news about Cena coming back into the wrestling game went viral, fans gave mixed reactions to it. While the 44-year-old is loved and appreciated throughout the industry, Twitter fans emphasized that the entertainment company is living off past glory.
When WWE(f) decided to let their older stars go and focus on younger fresh talent (Austin/The Rock) they beat WCW in the Monday Night Wars. WWE doesn’t need to bring back The Rock or even Cena. They need to move in a fresh new direction.
— Juan (@JROD1618) July 28, 2021
This notion intensified after Cena challenged Rock to a face-off, as fans noted that WWE should be focusing more attention on upcoming acts that have the potential to move the industry forward.
One twitter user wrote; “I love the rock my favorite wrestler of all time but the WWE needs to focus on building new talent.”
Several users agreed with this notion stating that many incredible acts have been driven away because WWE places more focus on long-time wrestlers, as they make more money, and have more public attention.
John Cena’s Wrestling Career
In 1998, John Felix Anthony Cena relocated to California city to pursue a career in bodybuilding However in the following year, he changed course and decided to stick to professional wrestling. In 2001, he signed under WWE, and was listed under Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW.)
In no time, Cena became very popular, largely because fans regarded him as a ‘trash talking’ rapper. In 2004, he won his first singles title at the United States Championship. However it was until 2005 that his place in WWE was solidified after he won his first WWE Championship title.
Throughout his wrestling career, Cena has an impressive joint-record as a 16-time world champion, and from the looks of it, he does not seem to be slowing down.
Dwayne Johnson (The Rock’s) Wrestling Career
Dwayne Douglas Johnson started off as a college football player for the University of Miami, where he won the 1991 national championship game. His dream was to become a professional football player, but when the time came for him to be drafted in 1995, he was boycotted.
Soon after, he joined the Canadian Football League (CFL), but was let go in the first year. In 1996, Rock decided to follow in his father, Rocky Johnson’s footstep and signed a contract with WWE.
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Two years later, he won his first WWE Championship, and went on to become one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. After a long hiatus that began in 2004, to focus on his movie career, Rock made a comeback to wrestling in 2011 till he finally retired again in 2019.