The Rock. The Great One. The Barama Bull. The Most Electrifying Man in all of Entertainment. I'm sorry, friends. I love to share my opinion, and you may not like this one. I can't stand The Rock now.
I loved to watch him when I was a little kid back from '99 until he left. But there's one thing in particular that I'm bothered by now that he's returned after 7 years away from the business and it's that he's treated like a god among mere mortals of WWE. I think this is wrong.
I'll tell you this. Rock was one of the best of all time.
But there's one key word I want to focus on from that statement. One word that can tell you what I'm here to say and talk about...
Rocky "was" one of the greatest of all time. Call me a modern-day fanboy but I don't believe he deserves a title shot at the Royal Rumble. In the past year, he's been the laziest person to help out the WWE. He could take a break from a movie to come to WWE for a couple months, because he's filthy stikin' rich. He can afford not to make a movie every day.
Thing that bugs me is that he'd rather be making movies than be in wrestling. You don't believe me? Then explain why he spends 99% of his time working on a movie set and not in a WWE ring. If he truly cared about being there, he would be there.
Need more proof? He talked via satellite multiple times last year. I remember the shirt John Cena brought out and it was one of the funniest things he's done ever.
"I BRING IT
Anyway, back to talking about The Rock's title match at the Royal Rumble. Tell me what he's done in the past year other than a couple PPV matches and a couple RAW appearances? Absolutely nothing. I understand he's a big draw, but WWE's not going to gain a million fans overnight. When The Rock and Stone Cold were around back in the early 2000s shining, they were built up, new, fresh stars. Why is WWE not doing that now?
WWE could have a great roster if they just used the stars they have to their full potential instead of giving the company over to The Rock because he has a million followers on Twitter or something.
My final point is, The Rock may have deserved a WWE Title Shot back a decade ago, but he sure as heck doesn't deserve it now. Nearly any superstar deserves it more. They work on the road 350 days of the year. How often does Rock work? Probably not even 10.
There are so many that deserve a shot over The Rock. The Rock is a figure of the past and should stay that. Every era, we saw the breakout of hot, new stars. But now WWE is reliant on past heroes to come and save the company.
Very final thought and message to WWE: Use your stars and the company will grow. Let them sit there and bring in legends, all you're doing is prolonging the failure and giving the young stars something to complain about.
Thanks for reading, and I hope to hear tons of feedback on this.