WWE Raw 1000: The Rock Becomes a 10-Time Champion Tonight?

Micheal RobinsonSenior Analyst IIJuly 23, 2012

Will The Rock win the WWE Championship at Raw 1000?
Will The Rock win the WWE Championship at Raw 1000?

Anything can and will happen tonight in St. Louis as WWE celebrates episode No. 1000 of Monday Night Raw, but The Rock seems to be holding the cards.

Oddly enough, it is nearly ten years to the day that The Rock last won the WWE Championship. On July 21, 2002, he defeated Kurt Angle and current champion, The Undertaker, in a Triple Threat Match at Vengeance.

Let's start off with a couple of things The Rock has said in the past:

  • When The Rock returned in 2011 to host WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta, he said he was, "never, ever, going away."
  • Between his appearances at Survivor Series and the match at WrestleMania 28, he has hung around despite his hectic schedule and prior commitments.
  • Now comes the bold statement he made the night after WrestleMania 28, which gave me goosebumps, good Lord almighty.


If you have any doubts in your mind that The Rock is a man of his word, you should re-think your claim.

The Rock has seemed to put a stop on all major upcoming movie roles, and after the Fast and Furious 6 is done filming, he doesn't have any major roles planned while WWE is on the road to WrestleMania 29.

He has already announced that he will be at WrestleMania 29 during a press conference for the event.

So, how can they pull this off tonight?

Current WWE Champion, CM Punk might show a bit of animosity towards The Rock and his on-again, off-again reputation in the WWE. His never-back-down attitude will clash with The Rock's never-back-down attitude, ultimately leading up to Punk putting the belt on the line.

John Cena has already stated he will be cashing in his Money In The Bank contract tonight, but it could very well be The Rock that he cashes in on.

Could you imagine The Rock beating CM Punk for the WWE Championship as John Cena's music hits with the briefcase in tow? I sure can.

If this goes as predicted, John Cena would be the first man to unsuccessfully cash in on the contract, leading up to a match between the two stars at SummerSlam 2012 next month.

But if he is successfully able to cash in, it could still lead to a match between the two stars at the summer blockbuster event, SummerSlam.

Cena's confidence in the briefcase holder consistently becoming WWE Champion is bold. But if he gets a curve ball, fireworks might ignite and confetti might rain down on the Rock as he claims the championship and the show goes off the air.