Although it was an open secret, little by little it became known that the relationship between John Cena and The Rock had strong moments of tension during 2011 to 2013, when the latter decided to return to WWE.
► John Cena did not like losing to The Rock at WrestleMania 28
Now, it is revealed that Cena got mad at everyone because in their first match, at WrestleMania 28, The Rock prevailed over him in the match. Although later this was a good thing, because Cena was able to win the WWE Championship the following year, at WrestleMania 29.
This was announced by the former WWE and today AEW and independent, Mike Chioda, who he was the referee of that first fight, in a recent appearance on the Monday Mailbag podcast:
Mike Chioda and Chris Jericho at AEW Dynamite (08/12/2020) / AEW
“I have always admired The Rock over the years that I have worked with him, and then The Rock appointed me to be the referee for that fight when he returned, against Cena. And for me it was incredible. I did that fight, you know, Rock wanted me to do it and all done, but I think Cena had a little problem before going out to the ring.
«You know, Cena didn’t want to mess around. And is that Cena had been carrying the torch for the last ten years to that point and was breaking his ass day after day. And then here The Rock returns after so many years of being in Hollywood, and does he have to work for The Rock? Well of course the show is in Miami.
“The Rock is a huge Hollywood Superstar now, and I think there was a bit of tension and problems between them. I think there was a bit of dissension. But you have to go where the money goes. I mean, The Rock prevailed over John Cena and I was happy about that. Yes, you know”.
What’s new about this news is that Cena was upset by his loss to The Rock. By 2012 there were rumors that Cena and The Rock had personal problems. In September 2014, The Rock accepted this version from the specialized wrestling press and revealed that he even almost went to blows with Cena backstage. And in April 2018, The Rock recalled that he had “real strong problems” with Cena. Fortunately for both of us and for the fans, both already have a cordial relationship, leaving the past trampled.
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