The exchange they had on RAW was pretty much the perfect promo for this stage of their program and accomplished everything they needed. The body language of both of them in their roles that night was spot on. Rock as the confident bully, almost a heel performance, hearing Cena talking for 5 minutes about how the loss at WM28 ruined his life professionally and personally and rubbing it in his face even more with pure arrogance. And Cena as the (supposed to be at least) sympathetic figure trying to rebuild his career but with the doubt in mind if he can even do it. They captured this story perfectly in 15 minutes, ESPECIALLY during the last line with Rock, basically in half heel mode saying that he's going to beat him...AGAIN and Cena changing his expression in a moment. I watched every segment Cena worked in his career, from the first day of his debut against Kurt Angle in Chicago and I don't remember him doing a better job in terms of facially selling than he did during this moment. No smile, no overacting, no forced screaming, just sending you the right message, that he doesn't know if he can actually do it.
5:20 and especially 5:40
That visual between Rock and Cena already made huge money, no matter what they're doing from now until WM29. Only problem is, like I said, that the guy in the Redemption storyline is the wrong guy because most people can't and don't want to emotionally invest in him in that position. Not saying that Rock should be on some sort of a "redemption" angle after he loses something, that's the absolute worst way to maximize Rock's character and he will never do it anyway. But I hope they realize that the story is backwards, unless they're going with the surprise or some other unexpected twist which will be great.
I don't see Rock in another tag match on a PPV TBH. They did it at SVS 2011 because it was a special event exactly 15 years after Rock's debut in the same building and on the same show. Also to add to the Rock/Cena build up like Hogan and Macho Man did during their one year program. I think that if Rock is actually working the PPV between his crazy schedule around that time, it's going to be something bigger than that. Rock addressing his next opponent? Possibly, but they can also do it on TV and it's probably not worth it for them to do a Rock/Brock interaction on PPV just to talk about a match for April 2014. My guess is Rock/Cena in a stipulation match, maybe a 3 way. With Rock dropping the title.
Actually I see rock as the face exposing cena(lance armstrong reference) and cena snapping at mania turning heel because he doesn't think he can do it(like austin in 01)
Here's the proof, read up,
Originally Posted by SavedByChrist94
Look at the promo from raw and tell me he's not turning heel.
Lets start off in the beginning with fact that Cena says that Wrestlemania 28 sent his life into a tailspin, obvious if his life went down the drain because of that match he's going do anything it takes to ensure it doesn't happen again.
Then at 2:10 he says he's not throwing this chance away, hmm.
Then please look at 5:40 and on and please try to tell me he's not turning heel, this is uncharacteristic of cena, he usually laughs this stuff off, he has not just anger is his face but hate.
Remember Wrestlemania 17?
Look at the signs,
austin returned and tryed all throughout 2000 to get the wwf title and revenge, and when he finds the guy who masterminded it, he loses to him at no way out in '01, then look at the promo with austin/rock the day after no way out 2001,
Look at 8:43, it was the EXACT same promo at the end. come one guys cena is turning heel.
most likely vince wants to redo the austin heel turn because it failed in 2001, this time he wants to do it right.
John Cena is winning at Wrestlemania 29, but he ain't winning clean. if not then cena will once again... lose.
Cutting all the excuses, "he's too popular", austin and hogan were popular.
he had multiple chances, sure about that?
Nexus - it was 2010, PG era was new, they had nobody else, and wwe made it obvious that he wasn't turning(he was at his 2nd colored t shirt at the time, pg cena was fresh)
2011 - they were building to wrestlemania 28, impossibility
Embrace the hate, just a tease, if he was turning heel, we wouldn't have known, it would've been a surprise with minor hints.
Wrestlemania 28 - it was miami and rock just came back, no way was cena winning and no signs of him turning(he wasn't mad after the loss at wm 27, and wasn't as desperate, he was like rocky balboa in this match with the I need to win, etc)
Wrestlemania 29 - obvious heel stuff here from the evidence, cena is desperate, life has become ruin(in storyline), look at his face at the end, the rock exposed him, he's had a bad year, is acting like a whiner instead of the cena we know that dust himself off and tries again, this cena is angry about his loss, and had hate on his face when the rock told him how it is.
Either cena wins heel, or rock wins as a face, because cena cannot win as a face, why? rocky will be at extreme rules, most likely looking for a rematch, thus rock wants revenge against the unclean heel turn win(remember the night after mania 17?) or cena loses at mania but wins at extreme rules.