If there was ever any doubt who is the most valuable player in the WWE, it was erased last night for sure. The Rock is by far and away the best thing going on the WWE. In three short weeks, he has elevated Booker T AND the Hurricane. I don't think HHH has elevated that many wrestlers in a year. And Austin? Well it is obvious he is rusty both on the mic and in the ring, but he is also getting the rub for Rocky. If Austin was in a feud with someone not as charasmatci as the Rock, the feud would be floundering now because the one person building this feud up is the Rock.
Kudos to the Rock. Even if he is just a part timer, he still knows how to bring it. And, I like him better as a part timer becasue he can elevate talent and then get out of the way for a while and then come back months down the road and elevate someone else. He will always have the drawing power and will never need a belt to ensure his place int he main events.
Big brother representative: Now, Mr. Simpson, may I ask why you're here? Homer's Brain: Don't say revenge. Don't say revenge. Homer: Ummm... revenge? Homer's Brain: Okay, that's it. I'm outta here. [Sound FX: step step step step step... slam]
While Rocky has been a much-needed shot in the arm for Raw, I do think that his act has a chance of getting stale pretty quick. His segment with the Hurricane last night was very similar to last week's backstage piece. (Song, Superhero mockery, Tell the crowd to shut up, dick joke, etc.) It sorta reminded me of the Coach interviews from last summer that everyone was crapping on after a few weeks. I certainly can't knock his in-ring performance and his match with Helms was good. Maybe he won't be around long enough for his promos to get stale this time around.
I wish they made chocolate Advent calendars for WrestleMania, although I'd skip the Mark Henry day.
I just think it's totally cool that he was willing to job to Hurricane and didn't let his ego get in the way. Rocky rules!! I guess after you've won the world championship so many times, you don't need to win it more.. although I'm sure he'll win it maybe once or twice more down the line.
Hip hop meets philosophical commentary (plus free music samples!):
Terry Simms (nee Garvin of USWA/GWF) Christopher St. Connection - Screw Chuck & Billy, wrestlers who kiss in the ring have the gay gimmick cold. And Waylon Mercy - whose career was cut short by bum knees.