WrestleMania 29: John Cena Vs. The Rock (WWE Title Match)
- We get a promo for WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans next year. "Let the good times roll" is the tagline.
- Justin Roberts announces an attendance record of 80,676. The Diddy theme song plays and fireworks go off around MetLife Stadium.
We go to the ring for tonight's main event. No mention of the eight-person match being dropped. John Cena is out first to a huge round of boos from the crowd. As usual Cena doesn't seem phased by the boos. He greets NFL star Michael Strahan at ringside. Cena runs the ropes as his music plays. It feels like they're rushing on time here. WWE Champion The Rock is out next to a big pop.
Justin Roberts does formal ring introductions to start and Cena gets a mixed reaction, mostly boos. The bell rings and here we go. They lock up and trade a hold. Cena drops Rock first with a shoulder. They lock up again and Rock drops Cena with a shoulder. They run the ropes and play leap frog. Rock with a big hip toss. Cena goes to the floor to regroup. They go to lock up again and go to the corner. Cena with right hands. Cena whips Rock hard into the corner and he goes down. More back and forth. Rock with a kick to the face. Rock works Cena over on the apron now. They come back in the ring and Cena clotheslines Rock. Cena with a 2 count. Cena with a headlock now
Cena fights out of a hold and slams Rock for a 2 count. More back and forth. Rock applies a sleeper hold. Cena powers out and slams Rock for a 2 count as the crowd boos. Cena stomps on Rock now. Cena misses an elbow and Rock nails a Samoan Drop. They trade shots and Cena hits a suplex for another pin attempt. Rock comes fighting out of the corner but Cena drops him with a shoulder. Cena misses another shoulder. Rock blocks a STF attempt. Cena with more shoulder tackles. Rock counters the backdrop and goes for a Sharpshooter. Rock locks it in. Cena breaks it but misses the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Rock drops Cena with a DDT. Cena blocks a Rock Bottom and locks in the STF. Rock turns it into a pin attempt. Cena takes back control and catapults Rock into the corner. Cena with a backdrop. This time he nails the Five Knuckle Shuffle.
More back and forth. Rock nails a spinebuster. Cena blocks a People's Elbow attempt and locks in the STF. Rock powers out of the STF and nails a Rock Bottom for a 2 count. Cena nails an Attitude Adjustment for 2. Cena misses a leg drop from the top. Rock nails a spinebuster again. Rock finally hits the People's Elbow and covers Cena for 2. Rock brings Cena back in the ring and they start trading shots. Rock unloads and goes for a crossbody but Cena catches him. Cena goes for the AA but Rock counters with a Rock Bottom for a 2 count. Rock mocks Cena and goes for a Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena catches him and hits an AA for a close 2 count. They get up and trade shots again. Cena rolls Rock up for a 2 count. Cena blocks a Rock Bottom and nails a Rock Bottom of his own. Rock kicks out at 2.
Cena stands there for a Five Knuckle Shuffle but stops and smiles. He goes for a People's Elbow like last year and mocks The Rock. Rock gets up for the counter but Cena suckered him in and holds on to the ropes. Cena goes for an AA but Rock counters and hits a Rock Bottom for another close 2 count. Cena goes for another AA but Rock counters. More back and forth. Rock blocks another AA. Cena blocks a Rock Bottom with elbows to the head. Cena goes for another AA but it's blocked. Rock nails a big DDT. Rock waits for Cena to get up. Cena blocks the Rock Bottom and nails the AA for the win.
Winner and New WWE Champion: John Cena
- After the match, Cena celebrates and is handed the WWE Title belt. We go to replays. We come back and both men are on their feet now. They meet and Cena says what looks to be friendly words to Rock. Rock responds and the music stops. They shake hands and hug. The Rock's music hits and he stands there as Cena exits the ring with the belt. Rock mouths to the fans that he loves them before making his exit. Rock goes to ringside and greets Betty Skaaland, his mother, his girlfriend and his daughter. Rock walks up the entrance way and meets Cena. They salute each other. They raise each others hands as fireworks go off around MetLife Stadium. Cena's music hits and he raises the WWE Title belt. Rock walks off to the back. WrestleMania 29 goes off the air with Cena celebrating.
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