WrestleMania 28 will take place in Miami on Sunday. No matter what match goes on last, the true main event of the evening will be the fight between John Cena and the Rock. The two superstars will lock up for the first time ever.
The Rock, who is a third-generation wrestler who was born in Hayward, California, is indisputably one of the biggest wrestling stars of all time. He skyrocketed to superstardom and some time ago left the WWE to become a bone fide movie star.
It's been eight years since The Rock has had a match at a WrestleMania, last appearing at WrestleMania 20 in a tag team match with Mick Foley, taking on Ric Flair, Randy Orton and Batista. If you need further perspective on how long ago WrestleMania 20 was, the world titles at the end of the night were held by Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero.
That last WrestleMania for the Rock was also the WrestleMania debut of John Cena, who won the United States title at the event. Just one year later, John Cena won his first world title at WrestleMania 21. In the intervening years, Cena has become far and away the biggest star in professional wrestling. When he and the Rock meet, it will be the biggest stars of two eras coming face-to-face, much like the Rock's legendary match with Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 18.
This match has a great chance of being just as memorable as Rock-Hogan was 10 years ago. Both of these men are capable of incredible matches and both are among the best at getting a crowd invested in what is happening in the ring. Since there will be over 70,000 fans in attendance, it's sure to be red-hot.
The two men agreed to this match one year ago, the day after WrestleMania 27. Recent months have seen the two men engaged in a vicious war of words and now it will all come to a head on Sunday.
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