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Wrestlemania XXVIII Results: The Rock Pins John Cena

I joked earlier about the fact that people were actually able to bet on Wrestlemania. Luckily for me, I didn't actually bet, because I would have only wound up batting .500. . .a figure that isn't terribly good in the betting world.

Yes, in a result that makes pretty much no sense to me for reasons that I detailed in the preview, The Rock pinned John Cena clean as a whistle in the main event of Wrestlemania XXVIII in The Rock's home town of Miami, Florida.

Overall it was a pretty good match, with both men kicking out of various finishing manuevers. . .Cena kicking out of the Rock Bottom and the People's Elbow while The Rock kicked out of the Attitude Adjustment and managed to work his way out of the STF. The end of the match was a nifty little sequence as well. Rock came off of the top rope with a cross-body, but Cena rolled through it and managed to put The Rock on his shoulders, hitting another Attitude Adjustment and getting a two-count.

Cena then got a little too greedy and tried to hit The People's Elbow on its innovator, but got tripped up. Cena then ate another Rock Bottom, and got pinned by The Brahma Bull in the middle of the ring.

There were no run-ins and no other interference of any kind, just Cena and The Rock going at it one-on-one. The match went over thirty minutes, which is fairly impressive considering that The Rock hadn't been in a match that long in a very long time.

With this result, I have no idea where they go from here. I'm pretty sure that Rock isn't coming back as a full-time competitor, so I don't know what the wisdom of having him win here is, but that's the path WWE has chosen to take. I guess we'll just have to tune into Raw tomorrow night to see what kind of payoff comes from this.

All in all, a better-than-average show, with things really picking up after the first hour. Match of the night honors clearly go to Triple H and the Undertaker for bringing the house down in their Hell in a Cell match, and the worst match. . .if you can call it that. . .easily goes to the 18-second debacle between Sheamus and Daniel Bryan.

We hope you've enjoyed our coverage of Wrestlemania XXVIII, and we hope you'll be following along again next year when we give you all the goods on Wrestlemania XXIX from East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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