Rock and Brock run show in WWE
TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun
|The Rock appears at the press conference for Wrestlemania 28 in Miami, where he beat John Cena in the main event. (WENN.com)
These days, it’s all about Rock and Brock.
The Rock says he has a vision.
After beating John Cena in the main event of Wrestlemania Sunday, The Rock told a RAW audience the following night that he wanted to one day walk down the steps as a WWE champion.
That would not only be gold around The Rock’s waist, it would be pure gold for WWE, which successfully built The Rock-Cena program for a year, translating into huge dollars from Wrestlemania.
Brock? That would be Brock Lesnar, who returned to a WWE ring on Monday to drop an F-5 on Cena.
Lesnar has a one-year, limited-schedule deal with WWE. Look for lots of mayhem.
The Undertaker vs. Triple H was the battle of all battles. Kind of like Game of Thrones, without the heads being chopped off. It was an amazing performance by two veterans who put everything on the line when it counted. Needless to say The Undertaker’s undefeated streak (20-0) is still alive ... The Big Show is the new Intercontinental champ after squashing Cody Rhodes ... Team Johnny beat Team Teddy, so we have to listen to John Laurinaitis run off his mouth on both RAW and Smackdown.
Chief Jay Strongbow (Jay Scarpa) died Tuesday at the age of 83. The Chief was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994 after a legendary in-ring career that began in 1947.
FROM THE HART
Bret Hart weighed in on Twitter after Daniel Bryan’s Wrestlemania championship belt loss to Sheamus: “Very glad the fans were vocal in their displeasure of one of the best wrestlers on the roster being jobbed out in 18 seconds.”
AROUND THE RING
TMZ says Randy Orton has been dropped from the cast of Marine 3. Marines were reportedly seething after Orton, who got a dishonourable discharge in 1999 after going AWOL twice and disobeying an order from a commanding officer, was cast in the movie. Orton was court-martialed and served 38 days in a military prison ... TNA has reportedly signed a two-year deal to stay on Spike TV.
Tim Baines is the Sports Editor for the Ottawa Sun and can be emailed at Tim.firstname.lastname@example.org.