One would think putting the strap on one of the biggest names in WWE history would be a no-brainer.
However, when that name happens to be one of the biggest action stars in Hollywood, it becomes problematic
"The Rock winning the WWE Title will mean there are no WWE Title defenses at any live events for a three-month period.
They will also have to work out with The Rock whether or not he will be available for the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view and whether they want him to work that event. Those details may have already been worked out as it was a topic largely talked about among some of the WWE talents this past week."
Let's face it, the WWE needs to have the title and champ at its live events. Especially, if that champ is The Rock. Overall, it would boost ticket sales and give fans a chance to see one of the greatest wrestlers ever in a smaller setting.
Overall, I have to imagine that The Rock has thought about the commitment of being the champ. However, according to IMDB.com, his foreseeable film schedule looks jam-packed. As he is currently, shooting The Fast and the Furious 6 and has two other movies listed in pre-production. One of which, is slated to start filming in 2013, which could coincide with his return.
In the end, one has to wonder, if the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to having The Rock as WWE champion. Ultimately, it will not only garner a ton of press, it also has the potential of bringing back the casual fan. However, this move could aggravate many hardcore fans and leave a bad taste in their mouths. Especially, considering how hard CM Punk and John Cena have worked during their title reigns. Overall, both men have set a precedence for the company and its future champions, by missing little if any shows.
That being said, the WWE really needs to evaluate whether having a part-timer as their main title holder is really worth the headache.