When was the last time rock had a good match? I can't remember because he has'nt had one in the last 10 years. Rock marks want to make him out to be this great talent who is great at everything.
Fact is his mic skills are mediocre, he is no way in a condition to have a match and his sequences of moves are piss poor and exactly the same as when he was in wwe 10 or so years ago.
Fact is you put rock in the ring with a cena or a punk and he still can't have a decent match, this shows had bad the rock is.
Last time Rock had a good match...probably 2002. No shame in admitting that, its the truth. Vengeance vs Taker and Kurt was great and Summerslam vs Brock was solid as well.
I also agree that Rock these days isn't as great as he used to be, but I'm in the small minority that hated Hollywood Rock and think his promo style changed for the worse at the beginning of 2002.
what makes you think fans will boo cena more than they will boo the rock? What has rock actually done for the business the last 10 or so years? fuck all. Whilst cena has wrestled week in and week out and dedicates his life to the business. Yet fans at the minute boo cena and cheer the rock? I tell you what, these dumb ass fans really are a bunch of mindless sheep if they cheer the rock over cena.
Now this is what I really wanted to comment on.
Fans will boo Cena. Why? Because Cena is the face of the downfall of pro wrestling. All of us fans who it there with a group of friends and have to look down at the floor and say "yeah...I'm actually a fan of wrestling", or are afraid to admit it in public because of the comments...all Cena. He's the living incarnation of the phrase "why its not cool to be a wrestling fan anymore."
He's also the result of the WWE's efforts to basically destroy fundamental, basic concepts of pro wrestling in an effort to get him over when the fans (you know, the ones who Vince and company rely on to make a living) are almost always chanting WE DON'T WANT TO SEE THIS MAN ANYMORE. You ever hear of a performer in history who, at the conclusion of a match he lost, tell you that everything that happened before with him not winning doesn't matter and that he's STILL on top? No, because its a fucking retarded concept. And yet to get Cena over, that's what they do. Now you may say "well that's just Cena's character." In that case, Cena's character is fucking retarded and his existence in pro wrestling is literally cancerous. No selling everything bad that happens to him basically means that no one can work with the guy unless it means Cena comes out on top. In other words, why would anyone on earth give a flying fuck about what he does? Either he wins and the IWC collectively groans or he loses and he says it meant nothing anyway. Feuds in this industry, nay, INTEREST in this industry depends on both the winners and losers acting in unison to convince you that their little circus act in the ring actually has some consequences and that you should try to invest yourself in it. Cena's character, or Cena himself, expressly violates that principle. And its not like he's down the card, he's the top guy. People on the outer rim getting into what's going on will first look at the main event, and when they see the fecal matter he's churning out, they won't come back. Why? Because they don't care. "Well this guy Cena just lost and he's acting like he doesn't care...so why should I exactly?" At that point the channel changes.
Oh, let's also talk about how Cena's dedication should be the primary motivation for us cheering him. Do you realize how insane this sounds? Why don't we cheer Tensai all the time. I'm sure he's just as committed a worker. What about Yoshi Tatsu? The truth is that fans cheer what they see, not particulars that go on back stage. They see Cena...they're sick of seeing Cena...they are vocal in that they want him to go away...yet he never does...that makes them angrier and they boo more.
What has Rock done for wrestling...well, he's made Vince a shit load of money, he's made the fans happy by appearing again, he's helped to strengthen the connection between wrestling and the mainstream media, he's ensured a very nice payday for anyone working on the card with him, he's increased PPV buys and interest in the company...but you're right, its not really anything...
Let's be clear on this-Rock HAS a career outside the WWE. He didn't need to come back for a lot of money, he's already making a lot of money. The only thing that could make him come back is that he wants to come back. There's literally nothing this business has to offer for him except what he wants to give to it.