They Earned it! The Rock Earned it!
by, 01-23-2013 at 09:28 PM (6611 Views)
I have read this statement over and over again...a garbage statement from the IWC that really bothers me. "The Rock winning the WWE title would ruin the prestige of the championship." I have read that statement over and over in multiple different ways. And all I can think is, the IWC has really forgotten the superstars, and specifically The Rock that made the WWE title prestigious in the first place.
From Hulk Hogan to Macho Man Randy Savage, from Bret Hart to Shawn Michaels and from Stone Cold Steve Austin to The Rock...all these men had left their mark on the WWE title and made it center of the WWE Universe. Now, I won't go and argue which era was better or anything like that. I certainly won't take anything away from the champions pre attitude era. However to drive the point home on the title of my blog, They Earned it! Guy's like Stone Cold, Mick Foley, Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and The Rock ushered in the Attitude Era...more importantly during that era each of these men paid their dues and worked hard to make WWE the dominate force in sports entertainment. The Rock Earned it! Being one of the men that made sure guys like John Cena, Randy Orton and especially CM Punk still had a WWE to work for and win the prestigious WWE title. Lets face it, we all know the history of the Monday Night Wars and the Attidude Era. So I am not gonna go over all those details, we all know The Rock, Dwayne Johnson was there for all of it and became a huge reason we tuned in every week to watch Raw and Smackdown. I mean seriously, one of WWE weekly shows is named after his damn word that he invented. And one last thing that may not mean much to the IWC...but Vince Mcmahon himself said the WWE is The Rocks "toy box" and he can come and go as he pleases.
How much proof do you need to realize that The Rock winning a title he helped keep relevant would never tarnish the title itself. Especially if the IWC's only complaint as far as I can see is that Dwayne is not a full time superstar. It certainly was John Cena's only gripe during their fued. Congrats IWC, your all regurgatating Cena's complaint. Oh I almost forgot, another complaint is that it takes away from the talent that is currently on the roster. Yeah, try again...seriously, if anyone on the roster earned the right to hold the title, they would be challenging for it. Don't get me wrong, I love a lot of the guys on the roster and I know eventually some of them will earn the title. But thats just it, they still have to earn it. They are all doing what The Rock already did, paying their dues. I will even go as far as to say there are one or two guys who have already earned it. But as many of you like to point out, they are "full time" so they will get their shot.
All in all, if anyone who earned the respect and spot that the has earned came back and won the title I wouldn't have any problem with it. Stone Cold, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker and Mick Foley among some others could do this and I wouldn't flinch. In fact, between superstars like Edge and Trish Stratus have left with the title around their waste. So its actually my wish that The Rock gets this really rare occurance where he wins the WWE title and retains at WrestleMania. Just my sidenote here, I think it would be great if The Rock did that, turned heel last second leaving with the title and having occasional promos via satellite about how he still has the title. The story could go similar to CM Punks when he left only it could last longer. In the meantime, they could come up with a different looking WWE title which everyone has been screaming for and when The Rock makes another comeback, it could be another WWE champ vs WWE champ where The Rock could put over whoever had earned it by then.
So here is your chance, let me know what you think. Honestly how could anyone believe that The Rock could take away from the prestige of the WWE title when there are so many story lines that can come from him winning and putting over talent. And if you think he hasnt put over talent or put the company first...see Brock Lesnar or Goldberg during both times Dwayne Johnson left to establish his movie career.