I should be there and I expect some CM Punk supporters of a small margin but when it gets close, you'll see why he's the Rock and why he's a icon. No one had more energetic crowds in matches than the Rock. Punk has been kind of cowardly and running away from alot of stuff, Sneaking out wins against Cena...I think he and Rock won't have what this board is expecting as a rehash of Rock/Cena build. Punk doesn't need the same kind of protection that Cena relys and depends on when he's in a overwhelming situation.
Exactly why I think he will get far more heat than Cena, because a large amount of the casuals who already hate him against Cena, will hate him even more against Rocky(since Cena couldn't beat him, well lets hope so anyway).
Another thing is the fact that Rock and Punk were always cheered above Cena by adults and smark outlets. This demographic will want to cheer Rock over Punk by a large degree too. So unless they are hardcore marks, Punk will be pretty draught for cheers, as a heel really should be.
For the build I really hope you're correct. I really do not want another Rock/Cena type feud. Even the whole "respect" angle can be played a lot better in simply looking for "respect" of a legend. Let us just hope they can come up with something good, and I would love Rock/Punk to go more abrasive in promos than Cena/Rock (not full shoot style or anything, but at least give Rock back his old pacing/catchphrases back, since as a heel Punk has his sarcasm and insults back).
In the Rumble, it's going to be a Rock crowd just with the usual desperate for attention "heel fans" trying to start something. That Rocky-Cena chant was mostly from a few people in the front rows close to the mics, that's usually happens in a huge stadium. Alvarez reported back then that it was 95/5 and even kids with full Cena gear were chanting for Rock by the end of the match.
78k cannons going off at one time.
Cena: "The ovation when he came to the ring was the loudest I have ever heard"
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Miz is always good on interviews, you can see the surreal look on his face the moment he stands face to face with The Rock at SVS 2011. There were a lot of reports about how Miz is not as hungry as he was before, besides the fact that he main evented WM and worked a program with Rock, I think when he wrestled Rock in his dream match with a hot MSG crowd, that's when he felt that he did everything he ever wanted to do in wrestling.
But I will buy a 3 disc "Jericho talks about The Rock" DVD. Nobody can explain the true greatness better than him which is understandable because you need to be there or close to the caliber to truly understand it, and Jericho is there.
Yeah, Jericho has one of the greatest minds in the business. Get a lot of interesting insight into The Rock and wrestling in general just from his interviews and his books. Couldn't recommend his books highly enough and he's just started a 3rd one which is great news.
I agree about Miz, it must be hard for him to get motivated to work with Kofi Kingston and the like after getting his dream moment working with the Rock at Survivor Series. I'd like to see him get a chance in the main event scene again at some point. (along with a face turn hopefully).
Rock's dark promos with Miz were the best things they did during the RTWM tbh. He was a great foil for Rock, great at antagonizing the crowd and you can see how much more into it he was than the stuff they had him doing with Team Johnny. They pretty much ruined him ever since SS though, losing every week and having guys like Ziggler and Punk no-sell everything he said (that shit really, really needs to die) because I've said it a thousand times but if the guys on screen don't take him seriously then neither will the fans
Also about Jericho, there was a bit I found funny during the Rock-Cena DVD where he comes up to Rock for a hug and Rock basically has to push him away after a moment like "Okay bro you can get off me now" y
Rock is smart when it comes to crowd mentality, when he realizes that the crowd not on his side, he plays off a great heel persona during the match
look at the match with Hogan at WMX8 for example, Rock attempted an old heel spot by grabing a chair and trying to hit hogan with it but the referee pulls if from him , then he turns around and receives a closeline from Hogan .. even him selling Hogan's no-sell "Hulking up" as if he just found his mother shot
and during his match with Flair at Charlotte in 2002 , he slides from the ring after flair gets the better out of him, like most heels do .. and the match with Lesnar and that epic facial expression during the sharpshooter , telling the crowd to Fuck Off
^that badass roster^
"Every single thing you're doing right now in the wwe john , going to every show , The Rock has already done it . Every single thing you're thinking about doing , outside of the wwe , The Rock has already done it , as a matter of fact The Rock has done it better !"
The Rock/Miz off-air segments were awesome, especially the one in Philly:
Rock/Jericho, Rock/Tyson, Rock/Show/Gunn and a surprising Rock/Del Rio interactions on the Rock/Cena DVD was cool to see. I thought Jericho probably said to him "go kill this sumbitch" or something energetic like that before the match.
Jericho is one of the smartest people ever in and on the industry, truly "GETS IT" and always great to hear him.
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