Justin Barr



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...

WAS

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
via satellite."

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.

As always,
Stay Classy.
Pumbaa Zekunt
He deserves it more than the man holding the only MITB briefcase not cashed in already... The Rock has the it factor...
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Brandon Vineyard
But he doesn't deserve it. He did when he was using the "it" factor on a regular basis but he doesn't deserve a shot when he's only with WWE when he wants, which isn't often.
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Steve Lord
Vince did the same thing with Hogan at one point and who did he end up passing the torch to in the attitude era ? it was The Rock. Rock is the first wrestler to become such a big star. sure Piper and Hogan did movies first but they never gained the level of success that Rock has.
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Brandon Vineyard
It was different with Hogan. He wanted to fight fresh stars too, not steal all the spotlight. He wanted to lose to Orton at summerslam, not win the WWE title from a more deserving man.
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Pumbaa Zekunt
The BIG difference is Hogan was already in his mid to late 40s at that point and had very little to give long term because of the decades he had wrestled through beforehand... Rock could still wrestle for another 20 years at the rate he's going... And when put on the mic shames the entire WWE roster...
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Brandon Vineyard
I won't lie. I fell asleep when he spoke on the 1000th RAW. Know why? It's the same lines over and over. The only time repetition didn't get old for me was Stone Cold inventing the "WHAT" chant and actually, Jericho's got some good ones too. But he doesn't use them 10 times in a 5 minute promo like ...
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Pumbaa Zekunt
Well it's probably because Daniel Bryan was there... The half Lumberjack half oompa loompa can put anyone to sleep...

Catch phrases are catch phrases for a reason, they are used repetitively... And when used correctly get a crowd reaction no matter how many times they are said... The Rock has the ent...
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Brandon Vineyard
Tell me this. If you were in school and you had a test, who would DESERVE the A more? The person who walked in class, read a paragraph and walked out, or the person who studied for hours and hours? Same thing as asking who deserves a title shot? The rock who comes in a few days a year or the person ...
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Angela Arnold
If you're smart enough to remember what you read then you deserve the A lol. That's how I study.
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
Brandon, Brandon, Brandon...You are looking at this through the eyes of a youngster and not as a veteran who has paved the way for the youth. The Rock made it possible for alot of these guys to be as successful as they are. Without guys like the Hogans, the Austins, the Rocks, the WWE would have nev...
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Brandon Vineyard
Well one day, people need to be not only talking about the Hogans and the Austins and The Rocks, but they need to be talking about the Cenas and the Zigglers and the Ortons. Times change. So should people. I respect Rock for what he's done, but that doesn't mean he needs to steal the spotlight.
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
When these guys finally walk away, they will be talked about I'm sure. I'm also sure that if they can come back and pick up where they left off like The Rock has, then I'm sure it won't be an issue.

As Vince McMahon, are you going to say no the idea of bringing a big star like The Rock back? No matt...
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ortiz dear
@ Jacob. I agree 100%. When the rock first started he was just like everyone else who is in the wwe right now. He worked his way up to where he is today. Im sure a lot of talent is pissed about him returning then leaving but at the end of the day the wwe is a business. When ppv buyrates and ratings ...
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Brandon Vineyard
I'm not saying the people in the back are better than the Rock. But they deserve to be "in this current time". Them now compared to Rock then, they don't compare one bit. But I don't think they should be outshined when it counts, you know? If The Rock is there, nobody's going to be able to rise up. ...
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ortiz dear
Yeah I see what your saying. But who knows the rock could be there to help put some guys over too. All we can do is wait and see
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Brandon Vineyard
Personally I thought Cena vs. Rock was terrible because all it was was a Finisher Fest. The buildup was alright, but the match itself wasn't worth much. The feud won't be remembered for the match, let's say that.
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relent
The people who deserve a push will get one the ones that don't will not. I would rather see the Rock then 80% of the roster
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
Brandon, I really can't believe your short sighted look at this. So what you're saying is even though The Rock can take all this time off from the ring, come back all these years later, not miss a beat in the ring or on the mic, he should not be given the spotlight? This is wrestling. The best guy d...
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Brandon Vineyard
I'm not looking at it short sighted. Rock's prime was the past. Ziggler and Punk and Bryan? Their primes are now. The big people in the company need to be them. We all know that no matter how hard they work, they'll never be given the main spot. That's not their fault. It's the people who's turn in ...
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relent
Ziggler is not a main event guy yet and he will not be with Vicky as his manager. Bryan and Punk will never be the main guys as long as Cena is there. I like them but during the attitude era Stone Cold and The Rock were 1 and 1a in the current WWE landscape the #2 guy which is Punk at the moment i...
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Doug Dowdey
Hogan STILL takes the spotlight away just because he is, well HOGAN... No he doesn't belong in the ring anymore but that guy did what he did SO the other guys will be able to do what they do... All Rock is to Vince right now is a "cash cow." I will say this though the guy can STILL "bring it." I th...
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
Ziggler is not quite ready yet. If he was, he would have a main spot. Bryan and Punk have top spots. They might not be the main event every time, but do you think these other guys want to follow their matches? No. They have top spots.

You are acting like they bring guys in all the time and they imme...
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Doug Dowdey
And get rid of Daniel Bryan.... Sorry just had to say that...
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Brandon Vineyard
The first thing will probably happen when he wins the World Title, his old theme "I Am Perfection" is fine, i thought. New finisher? I say he goes with the sleeper hold. It works on small and big guys.
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Brandon Vineyard
That or he could use a variation of the super-kick. Like Stevie Richards did.
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
I am perfection sucks too and since when is the sleeper hold a new finisher? He's used it. You talk about something passed it's prime. Its the sleeper hold. C'mon Brandon, you can do better than that. Hey guess what? Read my blog on Dolph Ziggler again and that will tell you all about what he needs ...
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Brandon Vineyard
What you think he needs to do, you mean?
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
READ IT AND TELL ME I'M WRONG!
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
Sorry about the caps, I'm working on something else.
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Brandon Vineyard
I can't say you're wrong. Or right.
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
touche
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
It's good enough to know that you'll at least be thinking it
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