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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.16

    Originally posted by Live Audio Wrestling
    Jeff Jarrett has been in contact with The Rock about doing something with TNA. Surprisingly Rock has been receptive to the idea but won't negotiate anything until this latest media whirlwind is over with. If Jarrett can get Rock for a date then that could really solidify TNA and get them a timeslot upgrade on FSN.


http://www.liveaudiowrestling.com/news/wrestling/default.asp?aID=19859

Talk about a MAJOR thing for TNA if this can be pulled off. Wonder if this would be to get back at Vince for letting his contract expire?





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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.34
I can't wait to see Rock job to Jeff Jarrett.

Seriously, though, methinks it's just a way to get a new deal with WWE. Rock fakes interest in TNA, WWE gets scared and offers him a new deal. Easy as that.

If The Rock indeed appears at a TNA show, he probably won't wrestle. It could be a quick boost to TNA but if the Rock is only a one-time deal, it won't lead to anything.



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Maybe they just meant Chris Rock was coming back, because I would highly doubt any other Rock (okay, maybe Muraco) will be showing up anytime soon. Talk about lowering one's standards....



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.95
Not gonna happen. Even if Rock were receptive enough to get some kind of a deal worked out, Vince would swoop back in with some big fat moneybags and take back his guy.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.23
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    Not gonna happen. Even if Rock were receptive enough to get some kind of a deal worked out, Vince would swoop back in with some big fat moneybags and take back his guy.

I dunno, if TNA is now taping 3 hours worth of Tv in one day, the Rock might be up for that. He also has ownership (possibly co-ownership) of the name now so I think hed be willing to do it.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.19
They have DDP in TNA. Did we ever get a WWE match-up of People's Champions?



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.37
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    They have DDP in TNA. Did we ever get a WWE match-up of People's Champions?
I dont think we did, and I always wanted one.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.91
    Originally posted by mercer
    I think hed be willing to do it.


What in the world would The Rock possibly have to gain from doing this??

He's trying to make a career as a serious actor & move away from being viewed as a "wrestler-turned-actor". Why would he jeopardize what he's been able to accomplish thus far by appearing on a second rate promotion?!?

Unless Rock's acting career takes a serious nose-dive (and it doesn't seem likely to happen soon), the only way we'll see Rock in a wrestling ring is maybe an occasional pop-in to a WWE ring. I would be shocked if we saw him anywhere else...
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.16

Well, he did start in the Memphis territory as Flex Cavana ... and who was the booker there? ... Jerry Jarrett.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.37
    Originally posted by Von Maestro
      Originally posted by mercer
      I think hed be willing to do it.


    What in the world would The Rock possibly have to gain from doing this??

    He's trying to make a career as a serious actor & move away from being viewed as a "wrestler-turned-actor". Why would he jeopardize what he's been able to accomplish thus far by appearing on a second rate promotion?!?

    Unless Rock's acting career takes a serious nose-dive (and it doesn't seem likely to happen soon), the only way we'll see Rock in a wrestling ring is maybe an occasional pop-in to a WWE ring. I would be shocked if we saw him anywhere else...

Orlando isn't much a drive from Miami, it's also widely known that the Rock still wanted to do the occasional appearance in wrestling, he just wouldn't be able to do it full time. I don't think he'd mind Every first tuesday to tape and wrestle and one Sunday to work a main event. plus he might be able to get his match with Sting after all.

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.27
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    Not gonna happen. Even if Rock were receptive enough to get some kind of a deal worked out, Vince would swoop back in with some big fat moneybags and take back his guy.


Best put right there...No chance in hell (no pun intended) would Vince let his biggest star (in terms of how well-known he is) ease on over to his competitor. I'm sure The Rock is a smart man. If Vince counteroffers with twice (or hell maybe 3-4 times) of what TNA is offering him, why would the Rock take less money and at the same time jeopardize his reputation by going to a second-rate promotion?



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.46
Hogan did the same thing when Vince said he wouldn't use him again, and they played a funny game of chicken: Vince whether he'd let TNA get the kind of exposure that could accidentally turn a non-factor into competition, and Hogan on whether or not he'd lower himself to headlining a PPV against Jeff Jarrett. Ultimately, Vince won when Hogan pulled out of doing the show for knee surgery that simply could not be put off.

But I think it's smart and funny on Rock's part. If Vince (or his jealous rival, cryptic-cryptic) wants to freeze him out of Mania, he might as well give them and their hilarious paranoid insulation (see the David Sahadi interview) a friendly poke in the eye. Especially at a make or break time for the competition with whatever slim hopes they have of getting on Spike.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.32
    Originally posted by JShapiro
    or his jealous rival, cryptic-cryptic


Listening to the Wrestling Observer Live the last few weeks, I've heard Meltzer say a couple times that "jealousy is a bitch." I'm assuming that this is in reference to HHH, but has there been anything more specific in the Observer about this situation, or is this just kind of educated speculation?



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.17
    Originally posted by Juggalo101
    Best put right there...No chance in hell (no pun intended) would Vince let his biggest star (in terms of how well-known he is) ease on over to his competitor. I'm sure The Rock is a smart man. If Vince counteroffers with twice (or hell maybe 3-4 times) of what TNA is offering him, why would the Rock take less money and at the same time jeopardize his reputation by going to a second-rate promotion?


I don't think money has anything to do with it at this ponit. If The Rock was concerned about money, he could always just sign on for one more movie and put both company's offers to shame. This is one wrestler that's not hurting for cash.

If The Rock wanted to do it, it would be for personal reasons. Maybe bitterness, maybe the 'jealousy' that some have said he's had to deal with in the WWE, maybe something else, but while money would be a nice bonus for him, it won't be a deciding factor for the guy.


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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.41
Good points all around. Of course, Rock wouldn't be doing this for money. He's set for life. However, what he misses about wrestling is the live crowd, which he was vocal about in his recent conversation with Meltzer or Keller or whoever it was. He loves the energy of a live performance. I'm not so sure if 1200 people is the kind of crowd he's talking about.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.46
"I'm assuming that this is in reference to HHH, but has there been anything more specific in the Observer about this situation, or is this just kind of educated speculation?"

There has been specific educated speculation. The gist is that Hunter, who has always been Rock's rival since they came up at the same time and competed for the spot as the A#1 star, used his use of Vince's ear to say "hey who does this guy think he is, Mr. Hollywood wants to use your company as his playground whenever he feels like showing up? You're still the boss, the playground belongs to you, you're Vince McMahon, damn it." And Vince was like "you're right, I am Vince McMahon, damn it."
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.33
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    The gist is that Hunter, who has always been Rock's rival since they came up at the same time and competed for the spot as the A#1 star, used his use of Vince's ear to say "hey who does this guy think he is, Mr. Hollywood wants to use your company as his playground whenever he feels like showing up? You're still the boss, the playground belongs to you, you're Vince McMahon, damn it." And Vince was like "you're right, I am Vince McMahon, damn it."


Ha! I can SO see that exchange as a backstage vignette on Raw. Particularly the last line from Vinnie Mac.

Of course, then you'd have to have the camera pan out to see Rock standing in the hallway, overhearing every word...



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