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WWE WrestleMania 29: Why The Rock Should Leave the WWE After the PPV

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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David LevinSenior Writer IIMarch 10, 2013

If you haven't heard lately, The Rock is the current WWE champion. And if you have been under a rock since the beginning of the new year, John Cena won the Royal Rumble, which guaranteed him a chance at WrestleMania 29 to not only avenging the loss to "The People's Champion" at WrestleMania 28 but to also claim the title he has already held 10 times.

This is all going on while CM Punk, a much more worthy opponent than Cena, is facing The Undertaker in a match that is not as exciting as previous WM matches involving The Deadman. The WWE had better hope the next 28 days are more exciting than what we have seen in recent weeks.  

WrestleMania is supposed to be the benchmark of matches for the company. Right now, the only match that seems to be getting any steam beside 'Taker and Punk is Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger.

Are we all missing something here? The Rock and Cena meet in the ring, for the second time, in a lifetime match that seems as lame as day-old bread. Ho hum. Excuse me while I yawn.

The WWE has worked hard to make The Rock the WWE champion, bridging the gap between another CM Punk and John Cena feud that is tied in to the WWE title. But what happens after WM 29? What happens to The Rock? Who is he faced with? Who is he supposed to layeth the smacketh down on?

I see Brock Lesnar. I see maybe Mark Henry. I see maybe Dolph Ziggler. But that's about it. In all honesty, the best thing The Rock could do after April 7 is retire back to Hollywood and rub elbows with Vin Diesel.

Harsh, I know. But seriously, the company needs a full-time champion. The company needs more opponents who fit the program. Frankly, that does not happen with The Rock. His presence is great for ratings and excitement, but his ability to remain a solid champion hinders the company, plain and simple.

If The Rock leaves, it opens the door for others named Ziggler, The Miz, Ryback (noooooo), Daniel Bryan (yesssss), Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes.

You get the picture.

The WWE should work hard to make the next eight months about those who can stay in the company, carry titles and make new rivalries exciting. That is not The Rock either. In order to keep peace and further the growth of the company, The Rock must leave.

It's a case of simple addition by subtraction. Let's just hope the creative team of the WWE is better at math than it is at creating some of the feuds we've seen as of late.

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