And your post makes me want to jump off a bridge. Are we still not over with this Rock left for Hollywood BS? He was pushed to the moon and he paid his company everything back and entertained the fans. He contributed a lot to the Attitude Era, he did the impossible and was successful in replacing Stone Cold in the Attitude Era late 99-2000, he put over guys like Brock Lesnar, Goldberg and even the freakin Gregory Helms before leaving for Hollywood.
Brock Lesnar enjoyed wrestling but he was not lucky with the travelling. Was it wrong for him to leaving? No, if someone is not happy he should quit whatever it is. Should he stayed and get depressed and end one day like Mike Awesome and Chris Kanyon?
I'd rather have a monster 2002-2003 with great matches against guys like Kurt angle, The Undertaker and The Rock than some guy who is not motivated and watch matches like against Goldberg.
Boo hoo Brock & Rock disrespect the business by bringing old fans back and publicity to WWE, they disrespect the roster by pushing them down the card. The Rock wrestled only once this year and Lesnar only twice so how come that the poor guys held down by the evil Brock & Rock like Swagger, McIntyre, Usos, Kofi, R-Truth, Gabriel, Sin Cara, Hunico, DiBiase or Kidd are not main eventing PPVs?
And these two guys are so bad by returning only for the paycheck, I guess you come every morning to work not because of the paycheck and you would have no problems to work 5-6 months without pay.
And you call other posts bullshit after posting this?
There's clearly no reasoning with you. the rock came in and was pushed from day one. yes, he was(and is) immensely talented and deserves a lot of credit, but look how long he was pushed on top compared to the time he was putting over a goldberg or lesnar. it's extremely lopsided. lesnar is the same story, though i personally believe the rock has a much deeper connection and genuine like of the business. you're getting caught up in the noise of the argument. 'the rock went to hollywood!' and 'brock went to ufc!' - i don't care if the rock moved to colorado and opened a pet supply store and lesnar went on to work for nasa and fly the first manned mission to mars - the point is that they both became huge stars in wwe, were put over in every conceivable way, made ridiculous money, and then left without properly giving back.
look at shawn michaels for example, here is arguably(and in my opinion, it's not even an argument) the best worker in the history of the business and he came back after getting his back and his mind right and did what? he gave back for eight fucking years. no one can argue that hbk didn't make or make better jericho, angle, benoit, cena, etc. yes, he won matches and titles, but he lost matches and lost titles and helped to get over younger guys and further establish the already over guys. if the greatest of all time can give back like that, the rock and certainly brock lesnar can, too.
and what enabled rock and brock to move on to hollywood and ufc respectively? wrestling. now, is it possible that the rock could have broken into movies and tv without wrestling? sure. he's a good-looking, well-spoken guy, but there is a strong argument that it would have taken him years upon years to ever get the kind of roles he has gotten, if he ever did, without his success in wwe. as for brock, the same goes for him - could he have made it to the ufc without his exposure and success in wrestling? definitely. brock is a legitimate athlete with high accolades, but he would have had to start from square one and probably had a dozen fights before ufc ever gave him an opportunity - and no one can argue that brock's road to ufc was much easier and shorter because of the name he built in wwe.
listen, i don't hate on either man for leaving and doing what they wanted to do and i don't even care what their reasons for leaving are. all i'm arguing is that both of them left before they properly gave back and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth and wrestlers in wwe and abroad, to see two guys who were made in wwe leave without giving back the right way and to pop in to take the main event of wrestlemania or summerslam, or to get the big paycheck when there are others in the company who busted their ass for years to earn the same. yes, the rock returning helped ratings, but wrestlemania would have still done well with punk and jericho main eventing(and in my opinion they should have) and summerslam could have done without lesnar/HHH. and let's not forget the well-known heat between lesnar and undertaker. the undertaker is well-regarded and respected in the business and if he had a problem with the way lesnar left then that makes a pretty good case in itself.
i doubt my argument will sway your stance, but i hope it clears the air in you thinking that i hate on them because they moved on. i'm just upset that they moved on without giving back properly.