Justin Barr



The Rock is The People's Champion. The Rock is the Brahma Bull. The Rock is the most electrifying man in all of entertainment. The Rock during his career electrified the world with his catchphrases. He was a 9 time World Heavy Weight Champion.

However, he disappeared from the WWE for seven years, reappearing a couple of months before Wrestlemania 27. He has made sporadic appearances ever since then even wrestling a match against John Cena at Wrestlemania 28. He stated on the Monday Night Raw after Wrestlemania 28 that he wants to be WWE champion one more time. The question is, should The Rock be WWE champion again?

There are some pros and cons to the Rock becoming WWE champion again.

Pros
It would bring a buzz back to the WWE. The WWE performs better when people know who the champion is. There is nobody currently in the WWE more recognizable around the world than the Rock. He would bring fans that may have stopped watching wrestling back to the WWE even if it is only for a short time.

If the Rock were to become the champion again he would have the opportunity to put an up and coming wrestler over. Wrestlers that are up and coming always need to beat a top tier star in order to prove themselves to fans. There would be no better way for an up and coming wrestler to prove themselves to fans than by beating the Rock to win their first WWE title. Look what that did for Brock Lesnar. After Lesnar beat the Rock for the title at Summerslam in 2002, he was a made man.

Cons

If the Rock gets the WWE title, then that is one less chance to build up an up and coming wrestler. It doesn't matter how good a wrestler is, if the company doesn't have enough confidence to put the World Title on them, they can only go so far. Look at guys like Stone Cold, Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart. If the WWE never put the title on them, they would not have been as big as they were.

Vince McMahon gets frustrated at his inability to create new stars, and even though the Rock is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, if he puts the title on the Rock then he can forget about building up another star because the WWE is not going to have the Rock drop the title to an up and comer. He's going to drop it to an established star, probably Cena.

It will be unfair to the other wrestlers if the Rock wins the WWE title. Other wrestlers bust their butts day in and day out trying to make it to the top. Some like Cena, and CM Punk have reached the top and work hard to stay on top. Even though the Rock busted his butt for the WWE long before Cena, and CM Punk were in the WWE it would still be unfair to them and other wrestlers considering the Rock will probably show up for one or two months before getting the title. He won't have to wrestle at live events and probably won't have to make any appearances on the show that he started, Smackdown.

In my opinion, the Rock should win the WWE title again. However, there are some strings attached. If the Rock wants to be WWE champion again he should be with the WWE full-time for at least four months before getting the title. This includes wrestling matches at live events, and performing on Friday Night Smackdown when asked to. He should wrestle matches on Monday Night Raw from time to time to build up momentum to getting the WWE title once more. By doing this, he will at least show that he is willing to put his movie career to the side for a little while and bust his butt along with the other wrestlers to make the WWE a better company.

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ortiz dear
Im a huge rock fan so I say hell yeah to him being champ again. BUT he will have to be there to defend it. He can't defend the belt via satellite. He will have to be there to develop the storyline. If not then what's the point?
  • July 17, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
I know i give the Rock a hard time. But i was on John Cena's side during their feud last year. Everything Cena said about the Rock, was true in my opinion. I am not even a Cena fan as I will be going for CM Punk this Monday. But I just wish the Rock would make a choice, either WWE or movies. Be comm...
  • July 17, 2012
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Dee Thomas
I absolutely love the rock, always have and always will but I do not think he should be the champion again. If he became the champ it would definitely be a short reign as he isn't a full time performer. Also I don't see it doing WWE any good. All that would do is stop the progression of younger tale...
  • July 17, 2012
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The Truth
Why would he not bring it up if they didn't have him planned to have a last run with the belt, I see him winning it at WM and losing at SummerSlam next year. That would be awesome.
  • July 17, 2012
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ortiz dear
I agree you guys have really good points. If he was to win it, it would only make sense if he lost it to put a younger guy over. I agree they need to focus on creating new talent. The last thing they need right now is to lose the momentum on that.
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Dee Thomas
Win it at WM and lose it at Summerslam? So you're saying the rock will have a 3 or 4 month title reign?
  • July 17, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
The Rock is done at Mania 29 as far as I am concerned. I know because he said that he would win it again, it will happen. Now, he will win it before Mania at say the Royal Rumble and carry it until Mania 29. Or he will win the Royal Rumble and challenge at Elimination Chamber and win the WWE title t...
  • July 17, 2012
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The Truth
We all wish he could be there longer, but that's enough time. Never know though, what I always wonder is if the reason he's making movie after movie is so he can then take time to have one last true run. The question is who we wanna see go one on one with the great one. My choice is first on the lis...
  • July 17, 2012
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August
it would be insulting to not just the up can coming guys, but also CM Punk and other champs that can't get the main event because Cena's always there. then comes in the Rock and he's the main event.
  • July 17, 2012
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cyril sirgi
hey hogan won the title in 2002 or 2003 i think and those were great days !
  • July 17, 2012
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Dee Thomas
so we put the title on him why? because he's the rock and he said so? sounds like wwe
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The Truth
That's just the way it is when your the great one ! CM Punk has plenty time, I definitely give him credit for all he has accomplished in the 6 years he's been here, that's why he need's Stone Cold at WM 29 to solitfy him more
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Dee Thomas
so should triple h get one more run with the title before he "officially" retires?
  • July 17, 2012
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Dee Thomas
That doesn't sound like that bad of a scenario
  • July 17, 2012
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Brandon Vineyard
No. The Rock is a public icon now, not a wrestler. Keep it that way. Have him for special events, but don't bring him back full-time and take away from the young talent. I'd rather see a 15 minute match between Tyson Kidd and Daniel Bryan than have The Rock yell for 15 minutes.
  • July 17, 2012
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Koala
I don't want him to win. I loved Rock in the past, but I despise him now. He will win the title, say he is home, lose it and disappear for 8 months. He doesn't care about the fans, he cares about the money he will make showing up. FUCK YOU ROCK.
  • July 17, 2012
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relent
He makes more money from making movies than working for the WWE. And no way should the Rock be forced to appear at live events/SD.
  • July 17, 2012
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Dee Thomas
I don't think people including Rock fans like myself wants to see him more than we see him now
  • July 17, 2012
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Pumbaa Zekunt
I'd much rather see the Rock more often, than see Cena or Ziggler at all... And the next 6 months is just going to be filled with both.... Bring back the Rock to destroy them both I say...
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Dee Thomas
Really? No Ziggler? Someone is stuck in the attitude era
  • July 17, 2012
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Pumbaa Zekunt
No I just don't like no talents like Ziggler, Ryder or Robbie E... All are wastes of airtime...
  • July 17, 2012
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Dee Thomas
Wow first off Robbie E doesn't belong in the same sentence as Dolph Ziggler. I know you're entitled to your own opinion but I don't see how Ziggler is a waste of airtime
  • July 17, 2012
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Hard Ace
Pumbaa hates Dolph that is why lol...

As for me, I dont want Rock champ again, he rarely is there as it is, sure it give WWE a lot of media due to a Hollywood actor winning the WWE title but also how often will he even bother defending the title?
  • July 18, 2012
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Dee Thomas
I like how much of the Rock we see now. Mostly via satellite and occasionally live on Raw. If he was live every week I think it would be too much Rock for no reason
  • July 18, 2012
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Pumbaa Zekunt
Robbie E and Ziggler do belong in the same sentence, in fact many sentences... Here's 2...

"The 2 biggest over sellers in mainstream pro wrestling are Dolph Ziggler and Robbie E..."

"We don't need more talentless wastes of airtime like Dolph Ziggler and Robbie E."

I could keep going, but they both are ...
  • July 18, 2012
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Dee Thomas
ok I get it. You're not a Ziggler fan but would u rather have somebody oversell or not sell at all? I think the way he sells moves is perfect and it keeps the realization aspect of it. I agree he could use a little work on his promos but I don't think he's a waste of airtime
  • July 18, 2012
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Pumbaa Zekunt
Overselling and not selling ruins the suspension of disbelief that pro wrestling is based on... The way Ziggler over sells is just as bad as a coked up Jeff Hardy not selling a finisher because he's too busy being pissed off that the match got called because of his drug habit...

So yes he's a waste o...
  • July 18, 2012
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Yulia Simovic
I dont think The Rock has any legitimation to become WWE champion, as he is no real superstar. He is a returning legend, maybe a powerfull sidekick, but no superstar. I dont see why any company would place their title on a guy who only wrestles on special occasions, like Rock or Lesnar right now, wh...
  • July 18, 2012
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Dee Thomas
Jericho and Ziggler is going to be a great fued. Jericho is one that doesn't mind going over and I think thats what Ziggler needs to get to the next level. Working with Jericho will require him to be on the top of his game in terms of promo as Jericho is one of the best in the business
  • July 18, 2012
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Pumbaa Zekunt
While yet others are sitting there thinking "What is he doing? Pretending to be a fish out of water flapping around"... Hence destroying the flow of a match...

Jericho's stare helped Ziggler, as Ziggler than had something to work off, without Jericho that promo would of been much like many of Dolph'...
  • July 18, 2012
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Michael James
The reality is that Vince will give Rock anything he asks for. Vince knows the draw Rock has. If he does win the title, it can't be as "Undisputed WWE 'Via Satellite' Champion", he needs to show up every week for at least a month or so and defend. He will drop it to Cena as 'balance and checks' for ...
  • July 18, 2012
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