Closing It Out: The Final Footsteps of The Rock's Illustrious Career
It was on August 25, 2002 when Brock Lesnar defeated The Rock at Summerslam to win his first WWE Championship.
On that night, The Rock would hold the precious WWE Championship that he worked so hard to achieve for possibly the last time.
Fast forward ten years, that same WWE Championship has changed hands over 40 times since The Rock was champion.
Many thought we would never see The Rock inside the squared circle again after he traded in his boots for Hollywood sunglasses, but the peoples championed has returned.
After returning to host WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta, teaming with John Cena at Survivor Series, and most recently defeating Cena at WrestleMania 28, The Rock has invaded the WWE.
After WrestleMania, The Rock said, "he would once again become WWE Champion."
Well, that day could be a few months away as The Rock is slated to face the WWE Champion at the Royal Rumble, which will likely be the man holding the title for over a year, CM Punk.
Some wonder if The Rock can juggle his movie schedule and his role in the WWE at the same time.
Rock recently accepted a role for Hercules, that is likely to begin pre-production in early 2013.
I personally feel that The Rock will not only successfully secure the WWE Championship at the 2013 Royal Rumble, he will hold that title all the way to WrestleMania 29.
When I say hold the title, I don't mean he will hoard it inside of his Miami home, he will be on hand for Elimination Chamber as well.
There is much left to be done in the career of The Rock, 10-time World Champion is just the first step, than the possibilities are endless.
After defeating CM Punk and likely defending the title in a rematch or against the Royal Rumble winner, you can't help but think what else The Rock is capable of doing before hanging it up for good.
A match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 29 or 30 would be an epic encounter. If at all possible, I am sure this match has cross some minds across WWE's foundation.
Regardless, when The Rock says he is going to do something, chances are, you could bank on it happening.
When it's all said and done, the final elbow has dropped, the last eye brow is raised, The Rock will be remembered for a lifetime.
While former fans may be feel betrayed with The Rock leaving for Hollywood and waiting nearly a decade to return, you have got to respect him in my book.
If you don't respect him, I don't think you understand The Rock or fully appreciate his life journey.
While most of us may not know Dwayne Johnson the person, we know The Rock and how he can captivate an audience and living rooms across the world.
Think of The Rock as a painting in a museum that only gets better and more historic with age as his career has been a work of art.
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