WWE Raw Preview: A Patriotic Rock Set To Celebrate with the World

Micheal Robinson@nyyrobinsonSenior Analyst IIMay 2, 2011

Tonight's edition of WWE Monday Night Raw from Miami shouldn't be about wrestling or what happened at Extreme Rules last night.

Tonight should be a celebration for America and all of WWE Universe who believe in liberty and justice.

The Rock should be given a microphone to open the show and be allowed to say whatever he wants to address the WWE Universe. 

On May 2, 1972, The Rock was born into the United States Of America in Hayward, Calif.

39 years later, he is set to electrify the WWE Universe and the world from his hometown of Miami, FL.

Late last night, the world found out about the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. I'll never forget the tweet I read from The Rock, which so happens to be the first person that broke the news to me:

"Just got word that will shock the world - Land of the free...home of the brave DAMN PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!"

Then one more tweet followed,


It is without question, that it couldn't have come at a better time for The Rock. His love for this country has shown for many many years.

This moment is long overdue to America, but couldn't come at a better time for The Rock, who is hosting Monday Night Raw tonight and celebrating his 39th birthday.

Speaking of his birthday on Twitter last night, The Rock said:

"..couldn't have asked for a better birthday present.."

 I would have to agree with The Rock. It doesn't get much better than this.

The Rock's party doesn't come without a pooper if you will, as new WWE Champion John Cena should be very reluctant to join in on the fun.

Cena loves the country and loves the troops and shows it proudly every week. Cena broke the news last night to the crowd in Tampa, just minutes after he won his eighth WWE Championship belt.

I actually expect the two to co-exist tonight for the most part, as well as the entire WWE locker room.

Again, I don't think this night will be about wrestling, storylines or Extreme Rules fallout.

While we may seem some of that, I think this show will be a tribute to America and the people who have lost their lives over the years due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The Rock hasn't appeared on WWE television since the night after WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta.

It isn't known what role, if any, The Rock will play in the WWE leading up to his match at WrestleMania 28 with John Cena.

With the match still 11 months out, it should be interesting to see what the WWE does with him to keep this feud strong.

You just can't have the guy show up a week before WrestleMania 28 and expect fans to still be excited, right?  

I just pray for one thing: That the WWE shows class tonight and doesn't use someone like a pissed off Alberto Del Rio to interrupt The Rock and turn this celebration into a storyline.

Maybe only if he receives one of the best Rock Bottoms I've ever seen, and then I could live with it.

Looking forward to the show tonight and I, like The Rock, am damn proud of being a citizen of the United States of America.

You can follow The Rock on Twitter at @TheRock.

And you can follow me on Twitter at @nyyrobinson