Re: Nobody can do a stare-down better than The Rock!
No doubt. Rock's ability to create believable tension and intensity in his feuds is unmatched. The guy GETS what the industry is all about on another level than anyone else. Staredowns is just an example of it. Usually happens to add more anticipation to a personal feud as a "final sell" before the big match. Or like Rock/Hogan WM18, which is the greatest staredown of all time, to get the "epic" vibe to the moment.
Another great staredown was Rock/Hogan on SD before NWO 2003. Hogan is definitely number 2 on this list.
Nobody does it better.
Watching Cena smiling like a goof is still irritating BTW. You can also see at WM, Rock tells Cena to move his head to milk that "epic moment" reaction they got from almost 80k in Miami and Cena still not getting it. This, and the one after the SVS 2011 match are probably their best: