• 02/28/2013 (6:39:20 pm)
  • Bob Mulrenin

Thanks to Mike Informer

The Rock On Facing John Cena at WrestleMania 29

Down in Panama, on the set of The Rock's upcoming summer reality series, TNT's The Hero, I had a chance to speak with the reigning WWE Champion about the outcome of this past Monday's RAW match between John Cena and CM Punk.

Cena won the epic battle, which is already an early contender for "Match of the Year," solidifying his spot in the Main Event of WrestleMania 29 to face The Rock for the WWE Championship. But did The Rock have a favorite? Did he want Cena, the man he defeated in the Main Event of 'Mania last year, to win and face him again?

"He was my pick, yes," The Rock confirmed. "Definitely. You have to understand that my return back into the WWE was years in the making. And since I've been back, it's been a three year-long journey that started at WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta. So John has always been my first choice. Here's the thing. The question was that if I was going to go back in the WWE, how could I go back and make the most impact? With who can I headline WrestleMania in that company and make the most impact? And the bottom line is that it continues to be John Cena. Just in terms of, and we'll use a Hollywood term here, box office appeal. Universal appeal. Athletic pairing. So there are a lot of reasons."

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