Not too long ago, The Rock was out making movies with the WWE in his rear view mirror. However, things changed drastically when he was named the guest host of WrestleMania 27. On his very first night back in the WWE, he hinted at a rivalry with John Cena, and it immediately sent fans abuzz.
The two obviously did not like each other, and it lead to a final showdown the following year at WrestleMania 28. After a year of anticipation, the WWE Universe was treated to an absolutely fantastic match, with The Great One eventually pulling off the impossible and walking out of Miami (his hometown) victorious.
Now the real shocker came the following night, where the Rock cut his usual promo, electrifying all the fans in attendance as well as those at home. The reason being, he stated, that he plans to regain the coveted WWE Championship. Now, most fans quickly predicted matches like Rock vs. Punk, or Rock vs Cena 2.0, bit I was in the minority when I felt it wasn't the right thing to do.
For the past few years, the WWE has continuously fallen back on past superstars to keep ratings afloat and stay on track. However, there will be a time when all the legends are finished, and WWE may find themselves in a tough situation.
While WWE has slowly been working on a youth movement, if guys like The Rock and Triple H continue to take out the present talent, it does nothing but slow down the process.
Now, I am a big fan of The Rock and what he brings to the table. He is no doubt an easy-ratings draw. However, his time has come and gone. The WWE is seemingly being taken over by part-time wrestlers, and Rock is just another example.
There is no doubt in my mind that The Rock will once again win the WWE Championship. No matter how much I beg and plead, it cannot be stopped. The WWE will once again fall back on the past instead of looking towards the future. While it may seem like a great scenario right now, it will definitely negatively affect the WWE later on down the road.
However, that's not to say I wouldn't mind him stepping back in the ring for a final match or two. With that said, he should be in there to put present guys over, not bury them and take the WWE Championship. He had his time in WWE and was given the opportunity. He now has to willingly pass the torch on to the next generation of stars.
The Rock has already taken down John Cena, and it is inevitable that he will reign supreme once again over another present superstar. However, I speak the truth when I say his time has come to an end, and the WWE is moving backwards if they give him the elusive strap.