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Why The Rock vs. John Cena feud was the greatest of all time

12.50K   //    11 Oct 2016, 14:35 IST
Others come close, but The Rock and John Cena might have been the best rivalry in WWE of all time

Do I really need to explain this? WWE has made millions on promoting the match beyond. Rivalries we all talked about, drooled over and imitated it on video games, possibly on podcasts.

When there was a discussion about the next greatest thing – The Rock and John Cena with the WWE World Title on the line - there was no need to worry whether it would sell. Just the mention of such a possibility sold itself. Someone was smiling, most likely Vince McMahon, all the way to the bank.

As a wrestling fan, I love the possibility of the “dream match,” the forbidden fruit. We saw it with Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels. We are seeing it now with John Cena and AJ Styles. Cena said it himself that the current program with the WWE World Champion was just like his feud with the Great One.

It might be the best compliment Cena could pay Styles, who has been with the company since January.

What makes Cena-Rock the best that’s ever been or better than most? It’s subjective. It’s rational. It can be salacious. But most of all, it wins fans over even years after it happened. Here are five reasons why this rivalry was better than all the others.

Sibling Rivalry

No other feud had the magnitude of success as The Rock and John Cena

Who was better? Who was more popular? Who believed in who and when it came down to it, how would Cena live with the fact The Rock is the single most popular wrestler to get in a WWE ring? When the original hype of these two meeting in a match started, it was like two guys who hated playing second fiddle to each other.

It was Triple H and Shawn Michaels all over again. It was Kane and Undertaker. Two men who meant everything to this business finally settled things in a wrestling ring. We wouldn’t have to question it anymore, regarding who was better.

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