WWE: 5 Reasons Why the Rock Will Always Have Fans in the Palm of His Hand

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistMay 7, 2012

WWE: 5 Reasons Why the Rock Will Always Have Fans in the Palm of His Hand

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    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson returned to WWE to wrestle John Cena at WrestleMania 28, and the reaction he received from the fans was one normally reserved for a legend.

    The Rock always gets a giant ovation no matter what part of the world he is in, and the safe bet to take will be that he always will.

    The Rock has everyone in the palm of his hand from the second his music hits until the moment he either drops the mic or leaves the arena in victory.

    Part of this is due to his incredible ability to entertain, which he used while he was a full-time wrestler to become one of the most popular names in the history of the business.

    But what is it that makes Rocky so lovable? Is it his ability to put on a great match? Is it the way he can make everyone laugh with his comedic insults? Or perhaps it's the way he treats his fans.

    There are probably a lot more than five, but in this slideshow I will list the top five reasons why The Rock will always have fans in the palm of his hand.


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    It is a fact of life that people with a high level of charisma are easier to like and admire, and Rocky has charisma to spare.

    Whether he is flashing his pearly whites, flexing his muscles, speaking intensely or in a humorous way or even just being himself, people want to watch him.

    It is his charisma which eventually made people in Hollywood realize that he was a commodity that could not be left in the world of spandex and suplexes.

    He was put into a few movies, and despite the quality of the movies themselves, The Rock did quite well as an amateur actor.

    When you look at a wrestler who has little to no mic skills or ability to connect with fans, it becomes clear that they will never get above the mid-card.

    Even though the best wrestlers can outshine anyone in the ring, it is guys like Rocky who entertain everyone the most, and those people will always be loved by fans.


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    If someone were to create a highlight reel of the funniest moments in wrestling, then you know The Rock would be featured numerous times.

    It doesn't matter if he is on Jay Leno's show or if he is in the middle of the ring. The Rock can make people laugh, and that is one of the reasons we love him.

    He takes things that are hot topics at the moment and mixes them with older references, so his humor appeals to everyone, and he makes sure that he plays to the audience in front of him.

    If he is in a ring, then the humor is a little more kid-friendly, but if he is on a late-night talk show, then he is known to get a bit more "adult."


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    The Rock is very dedicated to being the best he can be at anything he does, and that is something that is hard not to admire.

    He was a standout college athlete, one of the most popular wrestlers ever and one of the biggest action stars in the business today, and all of this is because he was passionate about every single one of those things.

    You have to care about what you are doing if you hope to get ahead, and that is why Rocky is successful at everything he tries to do.


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    One of the reasons The Rock has been able to go from wrestler to actor is because he is very versatile.

    Versatility is very important in the wrestling industry, but even more so in Hollywood. If you want to be a success in acting, then you have to be able to change your character at any moment, and The Rock has been able to do that very well.

    When he first popped up on the big screen as the Scorpion King in The Mummy, it was not a role that screamed "future star."

    It was the role he took in Be Cool which showed everyone that The Rock could be taken seriously by directors and producers.

    The film itself was a poor sequel to Get Shorty, but The Rock stole the show as a gay bodyguard who wanted to break into acting.

    This kind of versatility launched him into one of the most lucrative movie careers of all-time.


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    Every time the Rock picks up a mic and talks to people, one thing becomes clear: He has a great deal of respect for those around him.

    Something a lot of the most successful people will tell you is key to getting ahead is showing respect to the people who make it possible for you to do what you do.

    Respect commands respect, and The Rock is well respected by almost everyone in both industries where he has found success.

    He puts in time for charitable causes to help give back to the people who made him a star, and there is no greater form of respect for your fans than giving back to them beyond what is required of you.

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