March 17, 2012
Wrestlemania Rap vs. Rock
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun

With two weeks until Wrestlemania, the main event has erupted into Word War 1.

John Cena and Dwayne Johnson, who ruled the ring as The Rock, are trading insults — turning phrases to hype Wrestlemania.

Monday’s exchange was Rap vs. Rock. And while Cena delivered his A-Game, The Rock brought it — the best he’s sounded in years.

There were references to Cena being the offspring of a Teletubby, lady parts, Fruity Pebbles. Yes, it was funny.

In their Twitter war, The Rock said: “Breaking ‘kayfabe’ is easy, cheap and never entertaining. Boys who are desperate do it all the time.”

Cena fired back: “People should stick to the difficult stuff like mom jokes, sexuality, and making light of someone’s appearance.”

Said The Rock: “The first sign of fear is when a man answers my raw aggression with a nervous smirk.”

Said Cena: “Second sign is when he can no longer speak in public without reading his words.”

WWE superstar Kofi Kingston told me: “It’s probably comparable to Rock vs. Hogan. It’s going to be electric and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

AROUND THE RING

I don’t know how long Santino Marella will hold the U.S. championship, but he has become must-see TV. Good job by the Canadian kid ... Not sure why WWE is pushing Nattie Neidhart aside. Her and pal Beth Phoenix are the company’s most talented female wrestlers, by far.


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