Re: Has the Rock's return tarnished or "bettered" his legacy for you?
The Rock's return to the industry maybe helped it tremendously in the financial aspect, but it exposed it to the astronomical gap there's between him and everybody else. He's in a league of his own, playing checkers in the rules of chess. Everything he did and said turned into money and buzz. He says Fruity Pebbles, creates a campaign. Says Boots To Asses, makes millions of dollars in merchandising and it's chanted in sports games. His cleverness, charisma, naturalism and charm as a performer was unmatched in the peak of the wrestling industry, but now it's scary. He's taking crowds that were in complete silence for 3 hours and turns them into MSG in a 15 minutes segment. All that without mentioning his unbelievable business impact in an era where wrestling awareness is at all-time low. He comes back to a dead industry and goes on a record breaking machine of a run like it's 1999-2000, WM buyrates, gates, fastest selling WM packages, highest grossing events, everything he put his name on it, made record revenue. His return proved one thing and that's that he can do it in every period in history, regardless of the talent pool, regardless of the direction of the product, regardless of the relevancy of the business in the mainstream media, because he's the driving force and the greatest the industry has ever seen. You can't really appreciate something until it's gone, in a few years, people will understand.