Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Once in a Lifetime

  "Rocky, Rocky, Rocky!!!"

  "Cena, Cena, Cena!!!"

"Wanna get a latte after this?"

  The "Grandest Stage of Them All" is around the corner, on April 1st 2012, Wrestlemania XXVIII goes live on Pay Per View. And while the "Super Bowl of professional wrestling" has always been hype-worthy, this year's Main Event (booked a full year before the fact) is one of those rare dream matches that are hard to define. Sure, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has wrestled Hulk Hogan before at Wrestlemania XIX, but by then Hogan had sort of washed away from the public eye. The Rock has remained relevant via his movie roles; while not Oscar worthy performances, they are indeed relevant enough to allow him to continue working on movies that break well over $200 million in the box-office. His opponent, one John Cena has remained the top baby faced wrestler of the WWE for a good portion of the New Millennium and, by default, the World. But John Cena is in a weird spot, he's the hero everybody seems to hate. Much especially when placed next to The People's Champion (and yours truly's favorite wrestler of the 90's) in this, even stranger, PG climate in wrestling.

Can the People's Champion prevail against the once formidable Doctor of Thuganomics? Or will he be Rock Bottomed by the man who is immune to his verbal jabs with his mantra to "Rise Above Hate?"

Oh, there's also the matter of this Wrestlemania being stacked from top to bottom, so why not look at the full card?