Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson: Why The Great One Must Help WWE Studios

Peddie OrtonContributor IIIJune 23, 2011

NEW YORK - JANUARY 20:  Actor Dwayne Johnson attends the NHL Powered by Reebok Store to promote 'Tooth Fairy' on January 20, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
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The Rock, quite possibly one of wrestling’s most respected superstars and one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of the dignified sport. He is a former nine time World Champion that effectively put the WWE on the map, during the much desired reign of the Attitude Era. Whilst participating in WWE’s finest generation, The Rock’s riveting mic skills, and apt in-ring ability helped the company overcome the valiant effort from WCW, as they attempted to outwit their rivals during respective shows Raw and Nitro.

Since The Rock’s unwanted departure from the WWE, Hollywood has transformed his wrestling capabilities into acting talents. As a result, we have WWE Studios, a subsidiary of WWE created in 2002 to manufacture and develop feature film properties. Formerly known as WWE Films, the new promotion has produced a few amount of successful films, however the pinnacle of their achievements stems from three stand out films as Co Producers, The Scorpion King, The Rundown and Walking Tall. All three of these films starred The Rock and ultimately began the road to his illustrious cinematic career, which would eventually see him earn the highest pay check during his debut in the coveted movie industry.

Additionally, WWE Studios have also created See No Evil, The Marine, The Condemned and 12 Rounds, all of which were relatively major hits. The three thrillers pushed new boundaries for the promotion, and proved to be major successes, however John Cena’s The Marine created the most Box Office Revenue, making a staggering $22,165,608.

The Scorpion King Movie, which stared The Rock, grossed a total $165,333,180, an overwhelming success compared to The Marine, ironically a victory for The Great One over the Doctor of Thuganomix.  Due to the much needed time that The Rock has been spending with the WWE (guest hosting WrestleMania 27 and formulating a sensational showdown between John Cena at next years prestigious event), this provides the ultimate opportunity in order for WWE Studios to elevate to even greater heights of successful accomplishments, attracting major movie stars in the process.

 The Rock is already an established name in Hollywood and this will also do majors for not only the WWE, but also for the renowned film industry due to the creation of top-quality entertainment, adjoined with countless global movie superstars. The Rock will be around for a while, all the way up to next year’s WrestleMania to be precise, which is why such a mesmeric opportunity should not be overlooked by the WWE. Whatever the next destination is for The Rock, it’s time for the Brahma Bull to compensate for his despised absence.

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