10 Reasons Why The Rock Will Deliver at WWE Royal Rumble 2013
The Great One. The Brahma Bull. The most electrifying man in alllll of entertainment. Dwayne Johnson.
The Rock is known by many names. On Sunday, at WWE's Royal Rumble pay-per-view, he'll add another name to that list. Show-Stealer.
The Rock is going to deliver in a big way at the Royal Rumble, and here's why...
1. He's the Rock
The Rock always shows up during big matches. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
The Rock will deliver at Royal Rumble for one main reason: He's the Rock. They don't call him the most electrifying man in all of entertainment for nothing.
The Rock is one of the best professional wrestlers to ever enter the squared circle. He's got amazing energy in the ring and his ridiculous over-selling simply works.
This Sunday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view is going to be a great one thanks to The Great One.
2. Nostalgia Factor
Fans who grew up with the Rock will be pumped for his return at Rumble. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
Because of The Rock's long list of accomplishments, he will deliver for a lot of older WWE fans before he even gets in the ring.
Fans of the Attitude Era remember all the awesome things the Rock has done in his time with the WWE and are just happy to see The Great One back in the ring.
The Rock's return to the Royal Rumble will make another great memory for the older members of the WWE Universe, regardless of the outcome.
3. A Great Surprise for the Young Crowd
Younger fans aren't all that familiar with pro wrestling Rock...They will be after Sunday. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
The younger members of the WWE Universe aren't as familiar with Mr. Johnson. Many of them know that he was a big part of the WWE, but they haven't been fans since he's been a regular in the ring.
To the fans who aren't familiar with The Rock as a professional wrestler, the Royal Rumble will be great. The young members of the Universe will get to see something different and new from anyone else they see on TV every week.
The Rock will deliver at Royal Rumble, even to the fans who aren't familiar with his professional wrestling side.
4. He's in Awesome Shape
Not sure if anyone has noticed but...The Rock is huge. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
The Rock is a monster. Not sure if everyone has seen some of the Rock's pictures on Twitter, but he's huge.
Some Superstars that return to the WWE have "ring rust" or aren't in the shape they were during their first run. It's the opposite for the Rock. The Rock was in solid shape as a youngster when he first came to the business, but now he's massive.
Because of Rock's improved physique, he won't struggle to get through his huge match against CM Punk after being out of the ring for a while.
It's simple. The Rock in decent shape? An amazing performer at the top of the WWE? The Rock in ridiculous shape? We'll find out on Sunday, but I'm willing to bet that he'll come through for Vince and the WWE.
5. He's Against Someone Who Can Sell
The Rock won't have to deal with John Cena's no-selling this time around. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
Some critics weren't impressed by the Rock's return to the ring at WrestleMania against John Cena. They thought he was stiff and didn't look as smooth in the ring.
Things will be much different at the Royal Rumble. Now Rock will be in the ring with a very talented performer in CM Punk, who is very capable of selling moves and putting over his opponents.
Even if the Rock has a little ring rust hanging, he has a great opponent in the ring to help bring him through the match, which will make Rock look much better in the long run.
Rocky won't have to worry about Cena no-selling punches or the People's Elbow this weekend.
6. The Rumble Is a Huge Stage
The Rock has been known to step up one a huge stage. This Sunday's Rumble will be pretty big. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
The Rock is often called The People's Champion. He's called that for a reason: He puts on a great show for the people. The more people, the better the Rock performs.
The Rock has always put on a great show on the WWE's largest stages, even at the last WrestleMania when he had to fight through a hamstring injury against John Cena.
The Great One always brings his best at big events, and this year's Royal Rumble will be absolutely huge.
7. He Has to Deliver
The WWE has a lot riding on the match between The Rock and CM Punk. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
In a more negative light, the Rock has to deliver for the sake of the WWE and CM Punk. During the Great One's warm-up match against R-Truth and The Miz a few Survivor Series pay-per-views ago, people weren't impressed with the show.
After the low buyrate and the critical reviews, it wasn't Rock or Cena that got punished—it was their opponents, Truth and Miz. Miz and Truth didn't do much for the rest of the year, and some say they even got buried.
If the Rock can't deliver on one of the WWE's most highly touted matches in the last year, then Vince may take it out on Punk or other members of the current WWE roster.
The Rock has to deliver on Sunday, not just for his own sake, but for the company's sake.
Luckily for Vince McMahon and the WWE, he will.
8. The Buildup Will Help the Match
The Rock and CM Punk have spent the last few weeks trading verbal punches. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
The buildup to the WWE Championship match between CM Punk and the Rock at Royal Rumble has been one of the most entertaining feuds in the past few weeks.
The Rock Concert along with the numerous promo battles between the Rock and CM Punk have been great TV and have really created a buzz between these two Superstars.
The buildup in this feud will help the match seem more intense, which will make the match more believable and seem more important. The buildup between Punk and Rock will add a whole other dimension to the feud, and if there's one thing the Rock can deliver on, it's a match during a big feud.
9. He Doesn't Have to Win
Even if the Rock can't beat Punk on Sunday, he will still have chances to win the title. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
During the WWE title match at Royal Rumble, the Rock is definitely going to deliver. It helps that he doesn't even have to win the match.
While most fans seem to think that the Rock is a lock to win the belt on Sunday, he doesn't need to really deliver in that aspect. Because of the stipulation added to the match against CM Punk getting help from The Shield, it seems obvious that there will be shenanigans of some sort.
Because of the possibility of shenanigans, the Rock doesn't have to win. He can put on a great match, get over with the crowd and be beat by interference or something dirty while still looking strong.
The Rock has a much better chance to deliver because he doesn't have to win to be considered successful.
10. Less Pressure Than Last Summer
At WrestleMania, there was a ton of pressure on The Rock. This year, he'll have a few chances. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
To go along with the last slide, there is a lot less pressure on the Rock at the Rumble. At 'Mania, the Rock had one night. He had to look good in the ring for just one match against John Cena.
Now, the Rock won't have the added pressure of having one shot. Due to leaked images of the Elimination Chamber poster and the talk of a huge WrestleMania rematch between the Rock and Cena, The Great One will get a few more chances in the next few months.
The Rock will deliver at Royal Rumble because he won't feel the pressure of a one-shot return. He'll be relaxed and can use the Rumble to show that he's still got what it takes to go in the ring.