WWE News: Jim Ross Comments on People Criticizing the Rock at WrestleMania

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IMarch 13, 2012

With everyone from fans to current superstars on the WWE roster complaining about the Rock being in the main event of WrestleMania, legendary announcer Jim Ross commented on the situation during the most recent installment of Legends of Wrestling on WWE Classics on Demand.

In regards to question about Rock being in the main event this year while not being a full-time traveling wrestler, JR was adamant in his response that Rock has a great career and love for professional wrestling after the long history of his family being in the sport with his grandfather Peter Maivia and his father Rocky Johnson.

While I understand the reasoning of current superstars against Rock taking their “spot” at WrestleMania this year, who else could make the match with John Cena such a marquee, must-see match besides the former multiple-time WWE Champion?

Of the aforementioned list of current superstars in the WWE, the only person that I could see bring the same attention to the match as the Rock would maybe the Undertaker with his WrestleMania undefeated streak but that will likely never happen.

Ultimately, the Rock returning to the ring to battle with Cena is going to help the company as a whole as the older generation on fans will come back to watch their former favorite square off with the face of the current generation of the WWE in Miami.

To second what the Hall of Famer Roddy Piper said at the tail end of the video, I would love to see the Rock and John Cena meet in the ring for an episode on the infamous in-ring interview segment, Piper’s Pit, the Monday before their match at WrestleMania 28.

So Bleachers, what do you think of the statement by Jim Ross on the overly negative sentiment from the locker room on the Rock being in the main event at WrestleMania?




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