Heel Lawler made it even more awesome. For Rock's entire run. He was also great in Rock Appreciation Night after WM19.
What made this character a GOAT caliber is the little things Rock did. Besides the unmatched charisma, delivery and the way he carried himself like the biggest star in the world. For example he walks in a backstage segment, hear the crowd boos, then stops walking and does a half angry expression. Or what he did with Lilian in Atlanta, he walks towards her, then asked her to feel his bicep, but before that he looks left and right like nobody is watching
. And after that people still wonder why the guy was too big and talented to stay in the wrestling industry after only 5 years. The Hummer Limo was really an awesome addition to "Hollywood Rock", would like to know who came up with this idea. Hollywood Rock was a combination of things like delivery, charisma, Oscar facial expressions, creativity, perfect timing and just knowing every small detail about your character, it was done in such brilliance that I doubt we will ever see something on this level again. Gotta understand that the material and work there wasn't pro wrestling standards in any aspect, it was way above it.
That's pretty good. Liked your version of the Austin theme.
BTW, do you have some episodes of WWF Superstars from 99? There's a segment of Rock announcing the debut of THEROCK.com, I don't have a YouTube channel so I can't upload it but it's brilliant. Around 1:15-1:30. Someone needs to upload it somewhere, classic footage of Rock in September 1999 with some Jabroni on a laptop, burying him, marking out for his catchphrases, etc. Must see.