The Rock's wcw title run 2001
So I was play listing the John Cena Us open challenge matches on Raw from 2015 and it led to a chat I had with someone , where the topic of The Rock came up and his WCW title run in 2001 during the invasion storyline.
We looked back and compared it to the John Cena US title run of 2015. Where each week on Raw or smackdown you would get these matches with the champion facing a lower tier talent, but giving them a back and forth highly competitive match up where they come out for the better instead of the worse.
So during that time period ....He wrestled Lance Storm and gave him a lot for the short time they had in their match up. He had one with Rhyno where he famously sold that gore for him in the opening angle to set up their match. He gave Rhyno a lot in that match to.
He had some matches with Test on Raw again in the same vein where he gave test a lot and did the same with Rob van Dam for that matter to, where he could of just of easily done the reverse.
Then finally there was match on raw with Christian in Toronto where he gave christian a lot of offence to the point where one could of believed that he could of won the title that night.
The recurring theme for me is that you see a man at the peak of his powers in wrestling and embarking on a big Hollywood acting career , go in there and do enough to help elevate and showcase lower tier talent.....to add to that we also know how many of the other wwf veterans did the complete opposite of this during that time......so much like I did on my own channel with the Cena us title reign I am giving credit where credit is due.