Fear, Fruity Pebbles, and Possum Piss
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lancashire, UK
Re: Official The Rock WWE Championship Discussion
I remember when The Rock came back in 2011 when he was revealed as the Wrestlemania guest host...
The haters said we wouldn't see him on RAW again before Wrestlemania and then he'd be gone after. They were WRONG. We saw Rocky in Chicago on the go-home RAW.
They said there's NO WAY Rocky would ever wrestle again because he wouldn't want to take bumps and risk his Hollywood career. They were WRONG, as Rock was on RAW the night after Mania and challenged John Cena for a match at Wrestlemania 28.
The haters also claimed there would be NO WAY The Rock would wrestle before Wrestlemania because it would hurt the buyrate for Mania. Rock was on RAW before Survivor Series and then wrestled in a tag match at the Survivor Series PPV. Wrestlemania 28 ended up breaking records and received the highest PPV buyrate in WWE history, beating out Wrestlemania 23 which was the previous record holder.
Next up, the naysayers said The Rock wouldn't be on RAW that much before Wrestlemania because of his movie promotion commitments. WRONG again, as he appeared LIVE on RAW 5 times before Wrestlemania, as well as wrestling in the main event of Wrestlemania AND appearing live the next night on RAW.
After Rock cut the promo saying he wanted to be champion again, people said we wouldn't see him again until the following year. WRONG, as Rock appeared on RAW1000 and not only had a a verbal confrontation with CM Punk but got involved in the main event and then being attacked by Punk, who turned heel in the process.
The Rock is about to come back to build towards the Royal Rumble. In January alone, he's confirmed for 6 appearances which was the amount he made in 2012 for the Wrestlemania hype. He's all but confirmed for Elimination Chamber and the RAW the night after, and then its highly likely he'll be on most RAWs from there until Wrestlemania if he's the champion.
Do you know how many appearances in total Rock has made since 2011? 17 appearances so far. How many were via satellite? A grand total of 3. Yet, he constantly gets shit for only appearing via satellite. He's been in the ring 14 times live since he came back, all while juggling his ridiculously busy movie schedule. You'd think he'd get cut a little slack after giving us so much more than anyone thought he would. In it for the money? Yeah right. He's set for life, he doesn't need the chump change he gets from WWE.
Dat Great One proving them wrong 24/7 :Rock
Wrestlemania 31 Schedule:
Thursday, March 26th
: Arrive in San Jose.
Friday, March 27th:
Day trip in San Francisco, NXT Live (Block 14, Row K
Saturday, March 28th:
Axxess (8am-12pm), An Afternoon with Jim Ross (1pm), WWE Hall Of Fame (Block 115, Row 9
Sunday, March 29th:
Wrestlemania 31 (Block C116, Row 1
Monday, March 30th:
Monday Night Raw (Block 128, Row 12