Originally Posted by GillbergReturns
Last years Mania begs to differ.
Here's the thing people have to remember. Rock Austin it doesn't matter they only bring a spark nowadays.
If Austin Punk started in February and the match finally occurred next April that spark would be long gone too.
Rock's return worked last year but it's not going to work this year because it is a year old and we have seen 14 promos out of the 2.
WWE needed to bring in Shaq for the ratings but they didn't and now are paying the price of relying on a stale feud.
Last year's mania was terrible.
Rock and Austin don't matter anymore? Its how they are booked and who they are booked with that doesn't matter anymore.
Austin versus Punk has a lot more routes of entertainment then ROCK "You are a bowl of fruity pebbles with faggy Cena garden gnome fans!" CENA "I am? No I am not Mr. Hollywood sell out (disregard that I have made movies too). I am the NE Pats."
The Rock has spiked the ratings when he is on so his return is working. The rest of the program is lacking though.
What will Shaq seriously do for the ratings? He doesn't even PLAY anymore. How about they bring in Jersey Shore's Situation to chat with Jericho about how Punk will end up like him? Or Rock brings in Eminem so they can both put Cena in his place? Peyton Manning can come with Rock and Eli with Cena and attest to how nobody cares that Eli won the Super Bowl just that Peyton is now in Denver.