Not the nostalgia factor?If we are talking Terry Bollea vs Dwayne Johnson then Dwayne Johnson is the clear winner.
If we are talking Hulk Hogan vs The Rock in the wrestling world then Hogan just about shades it.
That's the reason why the fans choose Hogan over Rock at WM 18 and why Hogan could be on top for so long as a face and people still lap it up. Rock could never have been on top for that long without having to turn heel.
I don't think so. Rock was getting a few mixed reaction in 2001/02 against RVD, Chris Jericho and LesnarIt’s The Rock, he owned the attention of any screen time he had
Though this isn’t taking anything away from Hogan, it’s just that The Rock was and still is someone whose vibe dominates in any setting
Not the nostalgia factor?
If charisma equals popularity like you said at the start then Hogan wins no question.Charisma =\= popularity guys
Charisma is the level of confidence you have when walking in a room, it’s how you dominate any setting you’re in. It’s how you show you’re confident without even acknowledging it or thinking about it. Letting you’re own natural vibe control the situation without showing weakness or any sign of putting an act.
Let’s be real here who in their prime looked comfortable playing the role, Rock or Hogan? Hogan while charismatic af, had times where his insecurities show on camera or when he was putting an act (I know it’s all an act but you can see when it’s forced). There are instances when Hogan, while over as fuck, looked like he was trying too hard
Rock was a different animal, the guy was wired by not giving a shit as long as he’s successful. It’s why he didn’t mind losing on tv, it wasn’t just because he “was not selfish and puts over young talent”, that could be true but it’s mostly because he knew he was bulletproof and on a whole other league than everybody else that he could just brush it off like it’s nothing the very next day. It’s why I don’t get people saying Rock doesn’t have an ego just because he lost to a lot of new guys, of course he does. Just because it’s a healthy ego doesn’t mean it’s not big, but he’s alpha enough to not let it control him. There’s a reason this guy could have the crowd chant his name just by lowering his microphone slowly amid a promo, because he knew he can.