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WWE lies about why fans turned on The Rock in 2002

It wasn't because he left to make movies, it was because he was stale.

Look, I'm the biggest (97-99, 03) Rock mark, but by 2002 his schtick was getting old.

He wasn't even the cool Rock anymore. He was more Dwayne.



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It was a mixture of both. People saw him as moving away from the business and his character was far removed from the Rock of 99-2000. Gone were the flashy shirts and lingo, in was a few well worn catchphrases and coming out in one of his t-shirts.

For all intents and purposes 2002 was Dwayne Johnson playing himself with a little Rock character sprinkled in
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Re: WWE lies about why fans turned on The Rock in 2002

Here's the facts, the rock was indeed getting stale in 2002, however he was booed twice all year, at WM18 in a hot toronto crowd against the returning hogan, anybody not named bret would've been booed out the building, and he was booted at SS02, when the whole crowd practically knew he was leaving to film the run down and hence "you sold out". Some people act like he was getting peak cena hate reactions lmao, the rock was still the biggest star in the company regardless, it just so happened that when he wanted to pursue bigger and better things, the bitchass wrestling fans acted like toxic jealous ex GFs who had just been dumped by their bf for a better woman.

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Re: WWE lies about why fans turned on The Rock in 2002

WWE? Lying?

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Re: WWE lies about why fans turned on The Rock in 2002

They lie about being entertainment and this is your issue?
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Re: WWE lies about why fans turned on The Rock in 2002

Classic wrestling forum? And like..who cares?
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Re: WWE lies about why fans turned on The Rock in 2002

Lol no, most marks thought that The Rock owed them his life, that's why they were booing him.
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Re: WWE lies about why fans turned on The Rock in 2002

I remember reading that rock was scheduled to be on the RAW after lesnar won the title off him but rock requested to be taken off the show due to the negative reaction from fans. Something to do with him being worried that the people over in hollywood wouldnt understand the reasoning for the negative reaction (him essentially leaving) and they would end up putting it down to people simply not liking him, therefore he would struggle to get roles going forward.

As its been said, fans turn on anyone thats leaving. Look at lesnar and goldberg at WM 20. The fans DESPISED those guys just because they were leaving the company. Fans generally expect wrestlers to stay forever and then feel betrayed when it doesnt happen.

overall, rock probably retired in his match at WM 20.....probably even WM 19. His returns after 2011 havnt really been the rock, its been dwayne johnson with a few rock catchphrases tacked on for old times sake. You can tell that he either doesnt remember how to play the character properly or he simply doesnt care to. Its just not the same, he doesnt commit to it fully. Ive used the comparison before but its like wanting ace ventura to show up and you get jim carrey. Its kind of the same but not really.

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Re: WWE lies about why fans turned on The Rock in 2002

It was no doubt because he was leaving for Hollywood. Like Buster said, the fans were selfish and felt like they were personally attacked by their favorite wrestler that he was leaving them for something better, and that Dwayne "owed" them something.

It's the same thing with Lesnar and Goldberg at WM20. When they both announced they were leaving the company after that match, the crowd turned on them and boo'd the fuck out of them to the point they didn't even want to give them a performance. If the crowd were still hot and cheered both men despite them leaving, I guarantee they would have tried to put on a decent match.
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Fuck the WWE.
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