|The Rock lays the smackdown on John Cena|
It seems like a lot of fans were booking a John Cena-Rock match BEFORE Wrestlemania 27. So many were counting on that contest that the Cena-Miz match was kind of forgotten about, at least that's my 1-2-3 cents on the situation.
So now that it has been confirmed that the Great One will take on John Cena 51 weeks from today, there's more buzz about other WWE alumni getting back into the ring for that "one more match." I wonder though if this match at Wrestlemania 28 will be the Rock's only match. I'm under the assumption that he will head back to Hollywood and continue working there before stepping back into the ring with Cena on April 1, 2012.
|Austin serving as special guest referee at Wrestlemania 27|
I think that last part of the interview sums it up. Austin was taken out of the game early due to his nagging neck problems. I was sad to see him retire because he is one of my all time favorites. But in the long run it's going to be better for him to stay out of the ring. Ten years ago, the "dream match" for many would have been Hulk Hogan vs. Steve Austin. A battle of two of the all time biggest names in wrestling. I think Austin should look at Hogan and consider staying out of the ring. In recent months the Hulkster has had several back surgeries and has had a lot of difficulties with his recovery. When Austin says he's pretty much living a pain-free lifestyle now, he needs to consider that.
Sure the "WWE Universe" wants a big return to the ring for that "one more match." But what cost are they willing to pay? I'm happy to see Austin come back from time to time, do a couple of stunners, and drink some beer. Of course that in no way helps to put anyone over, but it's all in good fun, right? I also like his role as the host of Tough Enough. You can tell he's still truly passionate about the business.
|Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon|
|Ricky Steamboat goes for the pin on Chris Jericho|
Comebacks are great for a bit of nostalgia, but I don't think they should be done to sacrifice the young talent on the roster. I think back to Hogan's return in the mid-2000's. He pinned Shawn Michaels and Randy Orton at back to back SummerSlams. I felt like his time had come and gone and it was time to put over someone else. Even though Shawn was nearing the end of his career, Hogan was certainly well past his prime.
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