Dwayne "Not The Rock" Johnson

warcroftCorrespondent IOctober 2, 2009

One of the advantages of living in Australia is we get Smackdown a day before the rest of the world. Our Friday is America's Thursday.

So, after not watching the weekly WWE shows for some time, I was anxious to see the 10th anniversary of Smackdown, for one single reason...the appearance of The Rock.

Lets cut straight to the chase...


The Rock, for the 10th anniversary of 'his' show, could only manage a pre-recorded video speech. Which was not The Rock at all, but rather Dwayne Johnson goofing around and occasionally slipping into The Rock persona to deliver the generic Rock catchphrases.

For the 10th anniversary of Smackdown the No. 1 draw card for viewers was the appearance of The Rock. What the fans got was a cheesy-grinned Dwayne Johnson pretending to be The Rock.

The disappointment was echoed through the audience. Many fans noticeably upset (pissed off) that The Rock couldn't make a live appearance on the show. Hell, even the Rocky chants were lackluster, stopping before the allocated time Dwayne had given them.

As much as I hate to say it, all the hopes and dreams by fans of The Rock returning to the WWE are over. The Rock is no more.

But...but...Dwayne has one final moment to redeem himself...to host Monday Night Raw.

Dwayne, during his video segment, said The Rock was going to host Monday Night Raw. Is there any legitimacy to his claims?

I'm not holding my breath. Especially after the non-appearance at the 10th anniversary of his own show, Smackdown.

The fans deserved better than this.