There's never been a man that can captivate a crowd quite like The Rock. He's still the "most electrifying man in sports entertainment" as we learned the other night on RAW. The reaction that The Rock gets out of the crowd is unlike any we've ever seen before or will ever see again.
During The Rock's seven-year hiatus, there were few men that ever had that effect on the crowd. The WWE hasn't had too many game-changers as of late, no one that makes an opponent shake in their boots so to speak. Well, The Rock has always been one of those select few and now he's back and appears to still be in phenomenal shape. Whether The Rock can wrestle anymore is anyone's guess but boy wouldn't we all love to see him give it one last go.
As the host of WrestleMania XXVII, The Rock will certainly be calling all the shots on April 3 in the Georgia Dome. Could one of these calls potentially be a dream bout between himself and John Cena? This would pit two of the biggest stars of this generation and would be interesting to see. That alone would be worth by $49.95.
The Rock has had that effect on the wrestling world so many times before and did that again this past Monday night. He showed the entire world why he can still "bring it" as his T-shirt entails. The Rock's promos are still second to none as he remains the very best on the microphone. Perhaps the things that he delivered on Monday night were what we traditionalists missed deeply about the WWE for so many years. In his promo, The Rock basically said "eff you" to the PG-era and didn't care. That's what so many fans missed and recognize the reaction that he got from that promo.
Throughout his illustrious career, The Rock has been known for his many highlight reel worthy moments and promos. Those same promos that made him famous in WWE catapulted his career to Hollywood on the silver screen.
With his in-ring career now long behind him, could The Rock make one more moment for us with a bout against John Cena at WrestleMania? This would translate into huge PPV buyrates for the WWE but even if that doesn't happen, WrestleMania will be a must-see event again in 2011.
The Rock looked awesome in his return and still looks to be in "game shape." Notice how he said that "FINALLY...THE ROCK HAS COME BACK....HOME!!!" Nothing could've summed up his return quite like that line alone. This is exactly where The Rock belongs and now, hopefully, he's here to stay.
The way that The Rock cut down both The Miz and Cena showed how much influence he still has on the company. How often does anyone ever talk down to Cena like that in a promo? Better yet, how could Vince McMahon ever allow such a thing and not protect his precious "superstar." And a message to you Michael Cole and the Anonymous RAW GM, whoever you may be: no one ever interrupts The Rock.
There was a strong sense of nostalgia in the air on Monday night. The type of excitement that was provided was one that hasn't been felt in such a long time. No one else in the company could've ever gotten a pop like that. So much for Justin Bieber becoming the WrestleMania XXVII host, eh?