WWE RAW: Which Edition of The Rock's Concert Was Better in 2003?

Justin WatrySenior WriterMarch 11, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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Tomorrow night, WWE will be having a very intriguing RAW episode. We will all be treated to a John Cena rap and a concert from The Rock.

This is not an original, but WWE has a few more weeks to fill, so they had to do something with these two. Monday night will surely be an entertaining two hours.

On Cena's side, we have seen him perform before. He does a great job at music, so he is not a worry. During his feud with Chris Jericho in 2005, he had a very memorable RAW show.

As for The Rock?

That is the topic of discussion today.

On March 24, 2003, The Rock held his first concert for the great WWE fans. As an infamous line said, the RAW taping was in held in Sacramento.

This was the final show for the Red Brand before WrestleMania XIX. With Rocky's impending match with Stone Cold just six days away, you knew he was listening. Sadly for Steve Austin fans, he was outside the arena at the time.

The Rock sang just a few of his "original" songs, but I surely won't repeat some of the language he used.

During the middle of Rock's performance, a video was shown of an ambulance rushing to the arena. Of course, with the doors now open, you saw Austin's big truck follow right into the entrance.

As Rock called for security to protect, the driver of the truck was revealed to be The Hurricane! Yes, the superhero enemy of the Scorpion King was the man driving the truck.

This led to Rock laughing him off and calling for security to get rid of him. As most fans expected, The Rock was now alone with no cops protecting him. Just as that sank in, a man appeared in the back (bed) of the truck...

Stone Cold was here!

The Rock had nowhere to go, and he knew it. As Austin beat him out of the ring, he noticed his prized guitar was still in the ring with Stone Cold.

A moment later, the Texas Rattlesnake destroyed the guitar as Rocky stared him down.

As you can tell, it was a very fun segment. The Rock entertained the crowd, and Stone Cold got the best of Rocky one last time before their big WrestleMania match.

On the flip side of the coin, the second concert from The Great One occurred a month later in Atlanta on RAW. This was just six days before The Rock was set to wrestle Bill Goldberg at Backlash.

The Rock was still a heel in 2003, but this audience was surprisingly very receptive of him. Being Goldberg's hometown, I expected a little different than that.

As usual, Rocky sang a few of his "original" songs, before bringing out a surprise for everybody...


Yes, Gillberg made a cameo for WWE in 2003, and it was excellent. The man knew his role and played it well.

After a few jokes were made, the real Bill Goldberg showed up to the arena. He arrived in a beautiful car, which would later play a (funny) role.

Once again, The Rock had a group of security around the ring to protect himself. After Goldberg took care of them, Gillberg decided to take a few shots at Bill from behind.

That did not damage, but it did cause enough of a distraction for The Rock to take down Goldberg. As he posed up on the entrance ramp, Goldberg chased Rocky to the back.

What it looked like to the audience was The Rock get in his limo and leave. Of course, that led to Goldberg jumping in his car to chase him.

Well, that didn't exactly happen. His car either stalled or his engine blew out. He quickly realized something had gone wrong, so he chased Rock down by foot...

..except The Rock then showed up on the screen behind Goldberg smiling.

Yes, WWE made us believe Rock was in the limo, when he really was not. It was a very clever move that was well done by all the men involved. If only Goldberg's car would have actually driven...

The night was not over just yet.

Rocky came out for an encore performance. As expected, Goldberg was now back in the arena and  laying down The Rock with many strikes.

In a very unexpected twist, Christian appeared and attacked Goldberg. Well, that didn't go well. Captain Charisma was taken out moments later.

Once again, Rock took advantage of a distraction and destroyed Goldberg with many chair shots. He outsmarted his opponent multiple times in one night, but would not get the last laugh.

There you have it folks! Feel free to view the full segments and cast a vote. Which Rock concert was better? Will he be able to top himself Monday? We shall find out...

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