I don't want Rock to revert completely back to how he was 10 years ago. Obviously, his character has evolved since then but my only criticism is that, at times, I do feel like we've got Dwayne Johnson the person instead of The Rock the character. It's partially the fault of that stupid ass Cena/Rock, I'm sorry, John/Dwyane, program they gave to us earlier this year that enabled it to happen. I don't want to see Dwayne trying to get shit to trend on twitter for 15 minutes out of a 20 minute promo and then he spends the last 5 minutes being The Rock. I'd much rather he be what he was in his first return promo in 2011. That's the Rock I personally want to see but he doesn't get to be that Rock when they put him in these ridiculous shoot style feuds. I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing Dwayne/Phil by the time the Rumble rolls along instead of a kickass Rock/Punk program over the WWE title. Oh joy.
Good point and you too Rock316AE. It has to be this whole shoot style thing thats going on, and the fact that it really blurs that line from reality and what not. It really sucks imo, and it brings me back to the video I posted a few days ago. A fan made video hyping up Rock/Cena years before it actually came about. I know that this is the direction WWE wants to go and that things are more "real" so to speak now but its doing more harm to story lines, characters and angles imo than good. Im a traditional guy who loves the way it used to be done, and Im sure there are those who like it and would tell me to get with the times, but this is one thing that shouldn't be touched. Look at Taker/Trips the actual build to the feud and match was so much better because they kept it from within the WWE reality. It had a true point to it and it was all Taker/Trips and not Paul/Mark.
I guess when you see Rock out there and being free again such as (SS Promo, his return, off air segments, stuff with Bryan etc.) he is still as much as "The Rock" as he ever was. But like you said Starbuck, if Rock is put in a feud where his name is called out, his decision to leave and passion being questioned and stuff like that, its hard to get into. I watch WWE to escape from reality. On a side note, really wished Rock would go back to the sleeveless tees, track pants and glasses again for casual promo work lol
Rock/Punk will be going this direction by the looks of it (hope I am wrong) but like Rock/Cena I wont let the disappointing build ruin my enjoyment from seeing the match.