Re: Rock/Cena (28/3 Raw) or Rock/Punk (7/1 Raw),Which promo better?
Yeah, but they made it out to be bigger than it was, and making out that Cena is some sort of icon, and he's not. The Hogan and the Rock interaction WAS special - particularly the first time they appeared in the same ring, because they were both icons of a generation. Cena is neither an icon, nor a legend and the Rock/Cena really interaction wasn't that special, and fizzled out quickly. Cena may be a big deal, and THE guy - but he's mainly where he is, due to the company's refusal to allow anyone to surpass him. Case in point is Punk, who was getting the entire crowd behind him, and bigger reactions than Cena at the peak of his face run, and could have usurped him, as top face, IF the company had got behind him and went all out in terms of marketing, like they did Cena... except they wouldn't, 'cos they don't want anyone other than Cena in the number one spot.
Cena is the icon of HIS generation. Whether you consider him an icon the level of Hogan/Austin/Rock is up to yourself but it was a clash of generations, 2 icons of different generations meeting for the first time. Whether you think Cena has been force fed or not, that doesn't take away from the significance of what it was. Orton was outpopping Cena and had everybody behind him at the peak of his face run and the company didn't run with him either. All that is irrelevant. Cena is the icon of this generation. Not Orton, not Punk. That's why John Cena vs. The Rock happens at Wrestlemania and CM Punk vs. The Rock happens at Royal Rumble. They're both huge matches but one is clearly bigger than the other.