Originally Posted by CrowOfMurders
Again I think you are misinterpreting my words, first off, I no way i suggested he "turned his back" on the WWE or wrestling, Actually I really don't think that at all, even when The Rock wanted to be known as Dwayne Johnson, People on interviews still called him The Rock or asked him if they could call him The Rock and most of the time, he accepted that, and this is not from Rumors, I saw those interviews.
The ET interviews I talked about were even before he got the Scorpion King role, He as the No. 1 or 2 in WWE at the time and have just filmed the Mummy returns, and lets be honest, none on ET makes a feature on a wrestler, they were doing one on the movie and Then is when he really started to claim about using Wrestling, getting all he could there and taking the next step to Hollywood, which is to be an Actor.
Also, on he meant to be a wrestler, well, that was only after he was passed over by NFL and cut from Canadian Football, So The thing about him having wrestling on his blood and always meant to be a wrestler....not that much really, he was not able to get in the NFL and fortunately for him his family had the right connections for him to become a wrestler in WWE, not saying that with out them he wouldn't but it sure helped a lot.
And something a lot of people fail to see, He never wanted to leave in reality, he wanted the part time thing but that fell through when they allowed his contract to run out, which like I said, it was a huge mistake because Vince didn't wanted it to happen either, after that there was always talks of him coming back at some point but he never actually turned his back on the business, in that regard people goes shit crazy and call him what ever they want but hey, when he left Wrestling was in a good position, it was not like he needed to be there all the time, the guy has a life and seriously has every right to go and do whatever projects he wants.
Now on Austin, yes he was a guess start on a show, then he was cast as a regular, and it was in hopes to be a movie star, but when the roles were not as many as the ones the Rock was offered and Vince really needed him he dropped all pursues to a movie career.
And john didn't fail on his Action Hero pursues, the problem with those are a lot:
1. He pretty much did the same movie again, but instead of being a marine he was a cop, the story was the same in a lot of ways, Hero's wife gets kidnapped and he tries to rescue her.
2. They always wants him to be the lead, which in the end is not the best for anyone, The Rock stated to take secondary Roles which made him way more approachable as an actor, in the case of John, pretty much is 1st or 2nd credit in all movies and since he is WWE exclusive it is all WWE films action, which by the simple brand receives the "Ah, it's another crappy movie form WWE" even it the movie is good...then again I think there wasn't one good but you get my point....The Marine 2 was cool.
3. Cena is not that bad of an actor but what lacks for him is expand his horizons, Sorry but The Rock is not that much of a better actor than Cena is and the timing for Cena is different.
Also, the intelligent part goes into this, which doesn't mean he is more intelligent that the Rock, He is a good attraction in Wrestling, he did have a few Highs as an actor, which he does just to take a little WWE break here and there but he sticks to what he knows and that is being a WWE Superstar, great wrestler or not, good actor or not, He is there, maybe not because he is loyal, but because it is what fits him the most.
But just to clarify a point, The Rock never in reality turned his back on wrestling because he is not owned by it, as simple as that, he didn't leave when it needed him the most, he left when apparently Wrestling didn't need him anymore and he moved on, WWE moved on and that was it.