JR Blogs On WrestleMania 28; Closing Match, Rock-Cena & More
Jim Ross is back with his latest blog. As always, the blog is a must-read, here are some highlights:
Rock vs. Cena: “Assuming that it’s Cena vs. Rock closing the show at WM28. as many expect, it will be a former collegiate football Offensive Lineman (Cena) vs. a former Defensive Lineman (Rock) in a battle inside the squared circle that may, at times, resemble the line of scrimmage in a heated, rivalry football game. The low man wins or so the old football adage goes.
“When approximately 75,000 fans are primed and ready for the main event at a four hour event such as WM28 and two, former main stream athletes are preparing to perform, the performance aspect of the process is often times lost in the world of oneupsmanshp and athletic prowess. I can see that happening in just over a week, Sunday April 1, in the Rock’s hometown of Miami between two men that our Talent Relations team signed many years ago.
“I know better than most what motivates both Cena and Rock and being perceived as second best at anything isn’t in the conversation.
“Looking at the outcome as objectively as possible in the Rock vs. Cena match, no matter who wins this main event, controversy will follow. Mark my words.”
Triple H vs. Undertaker: “The match that I personally have the most emotional investment in is the “End of an Era Match’ between two future WWE Hall of Famers, HHH and The Undertaker, inside the most infamous structure ever erected in the business, Hell in a Cell.
“For me, I hate to see either man lose but losing is inevitable in the HIAC. Will HHH further immortalize his amazing career by being the man who breaks ‘the Streak’ or will the Undertaker, who hasn’t had a single bout since last year at WrestleMania where he was carried out after snatching a victory from the jaws of defeat with Hell’s Gate, be able to prevail?”
Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk: “On another personal note, the journeys that @CMPunk and @IAmJericho have taken in their respective careers to get to where they professionally are today have earned my respect tenfold. Neither man exactly ‘fit the mold’ the industry set for its superstars but both men have successfully defied that line of thinking to ascend to the top of their vocation.
“Without question, Punk and Jericho will do all that they are physically and mentally able to do to ‘steal the show’ at WM28 for the coveted WWE Title in a bout with a strong, personal issue being underscored.”