The Rock Appears On The Tonight Show (Video), No Mention Of WWE

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WWE Champion appeared on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday night to promote his new movie, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”

Despite the fact that The Rock has been making media appearances with the WWE Championship belt in recent weeks, The Rock did not have the title with him – nor did he make any mention of WWE.

  • #heel420

    So what was the point of putting the title on him if he’s not doing all the media appearances with it?

  • Leon

    Oh here we go, more heat on The Rock about WWE, nothing new.

    • http://twitter.com/StupidSobi SOBI

      Yes Let the Rock Bashing commence

      • Reality

        lol? The main counter argument used against his “haters” were that he’s champ to promote WWE in the medias. Now that we have this news, the usual dishonest sarcasm “let the rock bashing begin” is the first thing Rocky’s fans have to give

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

          Exactly. Guys don’t worry — I’m not even going to back him. Mostly because you know damn well he deserves it which is why you even bothered to make a mention of this before the haters arrive, instead of “Oh sweet interview about Clint Eastwood being someone for the Rock to look up to! If you smell what The Rock is cooking :)”.

          Yesterday some idiot gave me an earful when I suggested that The Rock do his fucking job as champion. “You didn’t realize he was only booked for X number of Raws?” he said.

          Now whats the excuse?

          • Kris Mystery

            Regardless of who’s fault it is the Rock has no business being champ if he can’t be there to actually BE THE CHAMP!!!! Yes..be it Vince’s fault or Rock’s fault..he is not doing his job as champion.

        • http://twitter.com/StupidSobi SOBI

          Hey i’m no Rocky fanboy i was just stating that this thing has been happening for quite a while on this site, Rock does something other then wrestling, the negative comments fly in.
          Personally i wanted Punk vs Taker to be the wwe title match but since it didn’t happen there is no point crying over spilled milk now is it.

        • G.I.R.L.

          He wasn’t there to promote WWE. For all we know, he was asked by the producers of the G.I.Joe film to not discuss anything unrelated to the movie as it may detract. People forget that things like that get placed into contracts.

  • Lord Spliffmeister

    Stop shitting on Rock n blame Vince.He knew what he got himself into when he handed the title to Rocky.

    • JaffaJoose

      That doesn’t mean The Rock isn’t also to blame.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

        I second that. Yes Vince is also to blame. The difference is Vince gives us tons of good things, too. For SOME of you, the Rock is the best thing you could see on the TV screen. But for many of us, if a wrestler hasn’t shown up on Raw in 2 weeks it means one of 3 things: Hes injured, Hes a jobber or He doesn’t have time to be a consistent superstar.

        It is one thing to miss house shows. It is completely another to put the burden on me to remember the fact that The Rock is champ, watch 30 minutes of cut scenes over the course of 2 weeks to remind me and give a shit once the match finally comes.

        Will I watch his match? Hell yes. Will I enjoy it? Probably will be #2 or #3 of the night. I don’t question his ability. I question his desire.

        I’d rather see Brodus Clay as champion, because at least the kids can look up to him and I won’t miss out on the main reason I watch raw (the title picture). Yes. It’s that bad for me.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

          It’s obvious you’re just butthurt that Rock cam in and took the title. GET OVER IT! Wait till WM29, he’ll lose the title and then you can go back to having Cena/Punk with it all the time. You’re not getting down voted because of your opinions, it’s because no one wants to hear it anymore. Everyone is tired of the whole Rock isn’t there, Punk should’ve won, Rock Cena 2 is crap arguments. We just want to enjoy WWE for what it is. If you can’t enjoy it because of your personal issues with Vince, Rock, how WWE does things and otherwise, THEN STOP WATCHING! Simple, but no one has time for your 2 page ong rants about how things should happen in a business you have no control over.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

            Bud, don’t act all high and mighty, because most of my comments are about 50/50 on down votes (exactly like YOU), which is about as good as I could possibly get with such heavy, long, unfiltered opinions.

            As for being butthurt that the Rock came in and took the title — you’re only NOW realizing this? You have a few screws loose bud — of course I’m not happy about it, otherwise I would not have posted what I did.

            Plenty of people have time for my 2 page long rants, because I’m not a one dimensional arrogant asshole. Just look at the discussion its brought up. On one hand, we have intelligent people sharing opinions and a half decent discussion. On the other hand, we have ignorant assholes who just disagree for the sake of disagreement (you)

            Do you hate paying bills? Stop paying them. Fuck dude get a grip – by your line of thinking we should all be waiving banners in praise no matter what the WWE does, or not watch. Your comment SCREAMS “walk down the line and smile, sheep”.

            I don’t post here for people to agree. I post here to give my 2 cents, which is just as good as any.

            Me personally not liking the picture has absolutely nothing to do with you. So get off your high and mighty ego-driven horse and kindly discuss the topic or stfu ;)

      • Lord Spliffmeister

        The Rock has a bunch of movies coming out he’s doing press 4.Hollywood doesn’t stop just bcuz of Vince.They knew the risk before getting into the situation.So did the fans.We’d knew he’d win @ the RR. Why act all surprised bcuz he’s missing shows it was obvious from the get go he would.The Rock didn’t need to come back lets face facts.He doesn’t need the money he was brought back to boost sales & help the company out a bit.Has he? Most definitely.WM28 alone speaks 4 itself.I’ve heard ppl call the Rock selfish online 4 missing dates.I mean really? He put over a lot of talent in Attitude Era.He’s paid his dues.He’s just a mainstream attraction now.No way am I looking 4ward 2 his rematch but that doesn’t mean I can’t give the man props.I mean what can u actually blame the Rock 4?? Vince is the one that handed him the contract. He KNEW Rock would be limited 2 appearances.In the end Vince had the final say.So no i don’t blame Rock 4 becoming the champ & having a bunch of movies coming out & being succesful ;-)

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

          No one was surprised. We saw it coming about 500+ days ago and have been bitching ever since, because it is unfolding exactly how we said it would, and after all this is said and done it will not improve the product in any way, shape or form.

        • JaffaJoose

          What bothers me is that the WWE Champion prioritizes acting over wrestling. Yes, it’s Vince’s fault that The Rock is champion, but The Rock is responsible for his own priorities. If he wanted to be there full time, he could be there full time. Vince would let him. But The Rock DOESN’T want to be there full time, because he doesn’t want to put his acting career on hold, because at the end of the day, acting is more important to him. And yes, it bothers me that wrestling isn’t the WWE Champion’s biggest priority.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

            Rock can’t simply just tell an entire crew and studio to stop filming so he can go full time. It would cost him money and probably get him kicked off of the movie cast itself. Rock has no control over filming and such, he is obligated to put his acting over movies, not because he wants to but because he has to in order to be apart of those movies. You don’t understand the business do you?

          • JaffaJoose

            My point is, WHY does he have to be part of those movies? Why not take a year off from acting if he wants to be the WWE Champion? The answer is blatantly obvious: acting is more important to him than wrestling.

          • G.I.R.L.

            He was asked to be champ; the idea wasn’t his. Him holding the belt has already exceeded WWE’s expectations: everyone, especially people who don’t know that the IWC is a thing, is talking about it. I live in NJ; everyone here is dying to see the Rock defend the title at Mania.

          • JaffaJoose

            You SAY everyone is talking about it, but we’re here posting comments on an article about how Jay Leno wasn’t talking about it.

          • G.I.R.L.

            Have you given a blind eye to the article it clearly states that Rock have no mention of the title or WWE? Or the many comments in this thread attacking him for not doing so? Jay Leno had him there to promote the G.I.Joe movie, nothing else. Notice how he didn’t ask about Fast 6 either?

          • JaffaJoose

            So how can you say that everyone is talking about it when The Rock isn’t talking about it anywhere?

          • G.I.R.L.

            Because I live in NJ and work at the MetLife Stadium. Everyone in the area is hyped up for Rock to defend his title. The customers bring it up so much that it can give you a headache but it shows that there’s actually a match that everyone wants to see in WWE; die-hard wrestling fans and casual alike.

          • JaffaJoose

            Well, great. Imagine how much MORE excitement there might be if The Rock was actually acting like he was WWE champion anywhere outside of WWE programming.

          • Kris Mystery

            He has control over accepting movie offers while he is wrestling… but wrestling alone isn’t enough millions for him.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/April-Kaulitz/100002509905409 April Kaulitz

          the rock is the best if it wasn’t for the rock we wouldn’t have a show called SmackDown and i’m sick and tired wwe fans complain about the rock making movies . no one complain about stone cold steve austin doing movies WTf

          • JaffaJoose

            Stone Cold Steve Austin isn’t the WWE Champion.

          • Kris Mystery

            We’d have another show… it might not have been called Smackdown.

      • Truce

        Oh yeah Vince is to blame. Remember back in 2011? Vince wanted Cena and Rock to fight for the title. Rock said no the 1st time because he couldn’t be there after mania. Itwas Vince money making idea.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

          Proof? Are you an insider?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

            It was all over wrestling sites. Rock himself even declined the idea. Vince knew what he was getting into. Why do you think he let Rock get the title this time around?

          • Truce

            He tried to sucker The Rock into it in miami, night of The Rocks birthday. Cena crash The Rocks party and said he will hold the title for the full year and if he wants the WWE title, he’d haft to go through him. The way The Rock said just bring it was obvious. Cena later dropped the title to Cm Punk. Rock would have won it after mania 28 but right after mania he had to film Pain and Gain, plus fast6. Learn something!

  • http://www.facebook.com/HershBar Hershey Maxwell Barber

    John Cena should use this in a promo.

    • http://twitter.com/sugarkayne6 Kayne Corey

      I hate Cena but I agree.

      • http://www.facebook.com/HershBar Hershey Maxwell Barber

        It would totally add some spice to the rivalry having him rip on Rock for not being a “full time” champ and being away so much.AND not mention WWE or Mania or his WWE title in this interview, would raise a few eyebrows and I don’t mean the Rocks.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

          You mean like he did last year for the whole year?

    • Lord Spliffmeister

      I think a stipulation match would suffice.Don’t know which but it would at least make it different from last yrs bout.

    • jccox01

      Cena should go die. Our time is now. A more mother and kid friendly product coming soon.

      • jccox01

        nice name

      • Dicknology

        Your a sick human being. To wish harm and death on anybody is disgusting.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

          Regardless of your name, I applaud your comment. I wouldn’t even bother posting if I thought everyone thought like that creep.

        • jccox01

          I hope you guys know this is a fake account. Someone copied my name.

          • Dicknology

            That’s what they all say. But I guess I’ll believe you.

          • jccox01

            Believe it or not, you can click on my profile but you can’t on that profile.

          • Dicknology

            Ok your good. A lot of idiots on this site aren’t there?

          • doobie

            Sloppy drunk douche

        • G.I.R.L.

          I actually applaud his unconventionalism; shows that not every human has the same morals and thought processes. It shows that not everyone is uniform and that most of the stuff we treasure and find sacred is a result of being conditioned to do so (like crying at a funeral; I would get hell from relatives for not crying at a funeral; we have the same feelings for the deceased, I just don’t feel being lugubrious does anything of merit).

          • Dicknology

            You realize the person who said that was a troll and wasn’t even the actual jccox01? So basically you’re supporting a troll. Adressing your comment, you are digging way to deep into a person wishing death upon John Cena, there is really no place for that, unless you support savage behavior and callous reasoning.

          • G.I.R.L.

            That’s not what I wrote. I couldn’t care less if he is a troll or otherwise; I wrote that I applauded his unconventionalism, not what the text was actually desiring.

          • Dicknology

            I’m still confused what unconventionalism are you applauding if you don’t like the text he wrote.

          • G.I.R.L.

            It’s all the stuff that succeeded the word “unconventionalism” in my initial post.

  • jccox01

    He loves the WWE guys, he came back for the fans. *wink*

    • jccox01

      The fans are ungrateful and phony pricks.

      • http://Twitter.com/BryanECollins HighitsBrian

        The sane can be said about the rock

  • Bradley Bomb

    Attn all moron IWC commenters:

    Did you ever think that rocks studio, another billion dollar company and his publicist team asked him NOT to discuss anything other the film? He also didnt plug his upcomig reality series or other films. vWhy should rock plug something when he’s on the clock for another employer.

    Maybe Leno even asked him to keep it on point for his audience.

    You Smarks and Dirtsheets know NOTHING about business. (No not “the biz”)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

      Quit pretending that the Rock is a “yes sir! yes sir!” little bitch. Yes, he has contracts but that is not the point. The reason we’re pissed isn’t because hes not showing up because we saw that coming like 10 years ago. The reason we’re pissed is because as a person that is supposed to be a legend of the sport, he took a championship that was legitimized for over a year, left, and we haven’t seen him in a couple weeks. He AGREED to fucking ruin the title picture before WM. He AGREED to screw us by not showing up.

      Yes — everyone already knows the tired “he has a contract to honor” story. We know it, we LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD. Guess what? He will be gone soon again, and all of us will stop complaining. Then you can get your panties wet when everyone realizes hes a shitty actor just like Hogan was and has to come back at age 55 because of bad investments or something stupid.

      Its for the same damn reason you wouldn’t ask someone like Wayne Gretzky to go back to the NHL Rangers. First off, the Rangers are in the process of getting their own shit together and don’t need to deal with the problem of holding him to an NHL level of game at his age, and second off hes been gone for almost as damn long as The Rock and has no business in the sport let alone on the lineup unless hes there to actually further the team.

      The Rock is a short term value with long term consequences.

      • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

        Probably the absolute best post on this entire page! Thank you sir!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

        Shitty actor like Hogan, yet he is one of the most highly paid actors with some the highest grossing movies and a record in reviving franchises and turning them into hits. But he’s a failure right? Don’t get me wrong i’m not a Rock fanboy, but when someone’s wrong imma call em out on it. ROck could retire right now and still have money to live on for 80+ years.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

          Go back and read the “short term VALUE with long term consequences”

      • G.I.R.L.

        The championship run wasn’t his idea. Like it or not, people outside of the IWC are talking about him being champ. Hell, you guys are doing it too (though it’s more of a “he’s taking away from the belt and younger guys” thing here). The younger guys had YEARS to get better before the Rock returned. It’s not his fault that the Cena character monopolized the biz.

        Rock makes about 20mil a film, he’ll be in two blockbuster films that will gather major money (Fast 6 & G.I.Joe); WWE asked HIM to return, not the other way around. He’s already showed his commitment by doing programs with them and showing up when he’s said he will.

        Honestly, WWE is his past; of course he’ll leave once his story is over. He only came back to get some attention back on the product and to show his loyalty for the business; all of which he’s succeeded at doing.

        It’s not the Rock’s fault WWE couldn’t put over young talent. They were in a hole and needed a quick fix and Rock delivered. People like AJ, Bryan and Punk made it big during the whole “Rock takeover”, and so can others; unfortunately, knowing how to lace your boots is only part of the big picture. Most of the guys backstage have zero charisma and are dull of personality. A lot of that has to do with WWE holding them back; and a lot has to do with the workers not knowing how to work with what they’re given.

        • WCWPunk

          Very well said. Really good post and most definitely on point. Whatever happened to Dolph Ziggler’s push since winning Money in the Bank last year? And for Jesse Johnston, “The Rock is a short term value with long term consequences.” I totally agree 100%. Wrestlemania + The ROCK = $$$

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

          You’re in no position to say what is who’s idea. And even if you were, this was never about whos idea it was.

    • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

      Ten bucks says you’re one of the idiots that got pissed at Hogan for the same thing a few years ago when he joined TNA.

    • Kris Mystery

      The fact that you are commenting on a dirt sheet website makes you a moron IWC commentor yourself. Wow… good job !!!!

    • G.I.R.L.

      For the most part, I agree with this. The last line is gonna draw you heat, but the rest is spot-on.

  • Bigbadguns02

    People need to realize that The Rock is a MOVIE STAR now. People need to realize that it is not the early 2000s anymore, Rock is not a wrestler anymore and hasn’t been. He has moved on to much much better things.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

      The problem IS the realization. The painful part is the constant reminders from people like you that don’t even bother to listen to what we say — just get your two cents in to feel like a big man and GTFO — because obviously you haven’t watched regularly since the early 2000s otherwise you might be pissed too.

      Why anyone marks for The Rock is completely beyond me.

      • Bigbadguns02

        Bud, I’ve watched since Austin and Hart started their feud. I’ve seen everything that has happened since then. Its people like you that think that because the Rock was once a full time wrestler that he can’t do anything else. Get real, he is a full time movie star and generating great publicity for the WWE (with the exception of the Tonight Show).

        What you need to do is return to your basement and get out your Mattel wwe figures, put on your wrestling costume and film how you think WWE should go.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

          Look. We’re BOTH arguing – so yes, although I could go into my basement to make it the way I want it – so could you. Or I guess you could just turn on RAW. Hell — don’t watch raw at all if you’re such a big Rocky fan – you’ll get the same absence and a lot more done.

          I’ve watched just as long as you. The real issue is that you still seem to think I don’t believe the rock should be able to do anything else. My biggest frustration with people like you is that you don’t seem to actually read into why I say what I say. I don’t expect him to be full time. My issue is that hes taken the championship from someone that had it for over a year during the road to wrestlemania, and completely dissapeared with it.
          I will respond by saying that admittedly I was never a fan of The Rock. With that being said, its not the motivation for my push. But your point is invalid only because I never once gave a fuck what The Rock did. If he is a wrestler, then great. If he is a movie star – awesome.

          The same thing goes for Stone Cold, my favorite wrestler of all time. I would say these exact same things for the same situation no matter who it was. EVEN IF IT WAS SOMEONE THAT WAS PART TIME TO BEGIN WITH.

          Unlike some people such as yourself, I actually give a shit about the quality of the product presented. I actually completely resent storylines that are cut out from day one (Rock wins, Rock rarely shows up, Rock loses, Rock leaves).

          This IS NOT THE FIRST time during this title run that The Rock failed to promote WWE or his Championship on TV. This same situation came up a couple of times since he won, and you guys keep saying “oh just because he fails to promote ONCE…”

          Dream on — we’re all entitled to our opinions, so just let me have mine.

          • Bigbadguns02

            Lol Man I didn’t even bother reading that book you just wrote. So I’m gonna just give you a thumbs up anyways. LOL sometimes its just fun to stir up things on here.

            When skimming through that dissertation, I must disagree that I do not “thumbs down” any new idea that WWE comes up with. In fact, I think most storylines are completely stale right now. Punk is complete garbage now, Cena is same old same old. And no one else that is full time really matters in the eyes of WWE.

            Just relax, in the end, regardless people will still watch no matter what.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

            Completely agreed and much kudos and respect for giving us an opportunity to just agree to disagree on certain things.

          • Bigbadguns02

            Respect as well, sometimes the conversations that go on here are more entertaining than wrestling at times lol

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

            And you seem to not understand what we are saying. WE DON’T CARE WHAT YOUR ISSUE IS! Keep your opinions to yourself and maybe you won’t get into arguments.

          • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

            You’re an idiot. The entire point to us commenting on this site is to state our opinions on the articles presented. Please get your dumb off of my internet. It smells.

          • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

            You’re an idiot. The entire point to us commenting on this site is to state our opinions on the articles presented. Please get your dumb off of my internet. It smells.

          • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

            Well unlike the other dude who loves The Rock, I did read all of it. Fear not, there are those of us out there who actually enjoy good discussion instead of dumb crap like “Cena sucks” or “Undertaker rulezzzz!”

            Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure The Rock is a nice guy. But the fact is those guys, Ziggler, Ryback, Punk, even Brock and Undertaker, even the all-powerful political mastermind behind the scenes Triple H, has stepped aside and allowed The Rock, The Great One, The Brahma Bull, The People’s Champion to headline Wrestlemania to help the entire team get a better payday to feed their families. Guys that can wrestle better have stepped aside. Guys that have busted their asses for YEARS in that company have stepped aside. They have gladly given up a spotlight they have worked towards their entire career, so that The Rock can have it to bring in more money for the event……and Dwayne doesn’t even promote the event?????

            THAT is my problem with the guy. But every Raw you’ll see a commercial for G.I.Joe. Guaranteed. Once again, The Rock is in business for The Rock. No one else. It’s not right and there’s a reason there has been dissension in the WWE locker room in the past over this exact same scenario (The Rock being the face of Wrestlemania).

            It’s amazing to me how people can bitch about Cena headlining a bunch of PPV’s, a guy who works full time as a wrestler, has made a few movies himself but never once turned away from wrestling to do it, but they’ll cream in their pants over The Rock playing a dumb acoustic guitar. Not even having a match. Just strumming along, badly I might add, and making jokes about the local NBA team.

            To me this makes no sense. I’m not a huge Cena fan by any means but the guy LOVES wrestling just as much as other guys who work their asses off do. So I sincerely hope Cena wins. At least we know he’ll show up to work with the Championship. The guy has jobbed almost the entire year so we know that he’ll at least put over younger talent (I read that he’s a huge fan Cody Rhodes). Hell, The Rock can’t even show up on Raw with the Championship. Why in the hell would we ever think he would have it with him on Leno?????

            The smartest thing WWE could do is have Cena win at this Mania and then at Summerslam have the two face a third and final time. Have Cena win the third time but turn him heel and have him cheat to win. Then Cena goes over and Rock loses no momentum because Cena had to cheat and turn heel. To me that’s the only way they’ll be able to end this three year long Cena/Rock shit we’ve endured, with any sort of grace or semblance of solid story telling. And since Vince refuses to turn Cena heel, it’ll probably turn to shit, just like it has thus far since The Rock started involving himself with WWE three years ago.

        • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

          Um hi, yeah, I’ve watched waaaaay longer than that and guess what, it doesn’t mean shit. How long you’ve watched is a stupid way to try to make someone think you have any knowledge on the subject. Fact is The Rock has AN OBLIGATION to the rest of the guys in that locker room to promote the PPV he is headlining at every opportunity possible. They forego that main event spot so he can have it to draw in as many numbers as possible. And he simply is not doing that in this case. It’s that simple. The guy is in business for himself. He couldn’t give a crap about wrestling and he sure as hell couldn’t give a crap about the guys in the locker room that are willing to step aside and give him the spotlight to help the entire team. He doesn’t care about wrestling and he sure as shit doesn’t care about the “WWE Universe” (<—stupidest phrase ever). Wrestling is simply his way to market his new movies. Nothing more and nothing less.

          The most disgusting part is how he's shit on his grandfather's legacy, because he loved wrestling.

          This is the internet. You're allowed to be literally anyone you want to be on it. I advise you to not be an idiot.

          Why do the "smarks" or the "IWC" like guys like Punk, Bryan, Ohno, Ambrose, Rollins, Aries, Samoa Joe, ect. ect. ect.? Because they like guys that actually care about wrestling. It's not fucking rocket science.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

            Man. If I could +5 I would.

      • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

        I agree. And frankly, the guy isn’t even that funny anymore. I mean seriously, where is the humor in cutting the same joke on Cena that he did years ago on Evolution when he returned. Yeah, Cena’s material may be pretty lame some times but at least he’s not telling the same corny jokes over and over and over. The Rock has rehashed so much material it’s ridiculous. And I’m not even talking about catch phrases. Wrestling wise he isn’t anything to be impressed with. He does the same shit every other main event face does. he gets beat up on for 2/3rd’s of the match (or less) then comes back with his signature moves. Why does everyone think the first Rock/Cena match sucked? Because Cena had to carry Rock’s ass for most of it since he was the closest of the two to playing the heel at the time. And when Cena has to carry your ass, you know there’s a problem. It’s a team effort between the two guys to put on a performance that allows the audience to suspend their disbelief. And if it’s a main event match it should do that for a good 20 minutes at least. The Rock has maybe 5 minutes of material to fill a match. To even think he’s on par with a guy like Regal or Jericho or Angle or any one of the damn Guerreros is simply absurd.

        The Rock is no more special than Hulk Hogan was. The only difference between the two right now is The Rock works for one company, Hogan works for another.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

          THANK YOU. Indeed – there are those of us that watch it to be entertained, and are simply fed up with the same garbage being forced on us every time Rocky enters the arena. CM Punk might be a little stale, but I got more entertainment already out of him and Undertaker in a feud than I have in about 2 years of Rock/Cena.

          • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

            Very well put!

      • G.I.R.L.

        You need to listen to your own advice.

  • http://twitter.com/mrzeegrr Eric Zeigher

    The Rock cares about the Rock. He has no loyalty to anything but cash. He left wrestling years ago.

    • Truce

      Aside from wrestling, Ever thought about his family? His little girl, his mother? Rock made decision along time ago you ungrateful prick.

      • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

        Um yeah, The Rock has made enough money to take care of his family for 50 lifetimes. I highly doubt they’re his motivation to make money at this point.

        • G.I.R.L.

          So he should quit making money? It’s funny how people comment on his disloyalty when he’s done everything, without complaint, that the WWE has asked of him. He moved on from wrestling because, like lots of people in the real world, he “grew” up and wanted do other things. However, when home called asked him to help them out of a jam that they put themselves into, he came back to help and succeeded in doing so. And that’s all being objective, honeybun.

      • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

        Um yeah, The Rock has made enough money to take care of his family for 50 lifetimes. I highly doubt they’re his motivation to make money at this point.

  • ddp

    Meaning of IWC in one line- everyone and their grandmother hating the rock.

    • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

      Meaning of a mark in one line – everyone and their grandmother that booed CM Punk when he first attacked The Rock and “turned heel” simply because Jerry Lawler told them to like good little sheep.

      • G.I.R.L.

        How do you know he booed Punk? Many of us were happy to see Punk attack Rock because it was fresh, new, and we felt like Punk deserved a feud with the Great One after being bumped from main event matches to make room for Cena vs *insert*; did you not read the comments where we were all initially pissed that it wasn’t Punk vs Rock at Mania?

  • http://twitter.com/KudosHaven Cryptic Kudos

    How can you be the WWE Champion and not help promote them (especially on a show like this), but he sure has no problem promoting any movie he has comming out when cutting a promo on WWE TV

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

    And of corse the complaing of Rock begins….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000148149070 Zack Wilkins

    well this isnt neccisarily the rocks fault ..i mean the guess is not supposed to bring up subjects.the interviewer or host is….and obviously he wasnt there to talk about a movie. as a matter of a fact the rock got 6 movies coming out in theaters this year.and the guy on the show wasnt intersested in talking about wrestling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000148149070 Zack Wilkins

    was*

  • http://twitter.com/Kennokevin Kevin Lazar

    what a disgrace…oh well the company is going down to crap. Time to watch TNA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

    If Rock was heel, he would be loved by the IWC.

    • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

      You’re a fucking idiot. The IWC loves guys that love wrestling. Not movie stars.

      • G.I.R.L.

        Yes, because he never paid his dues and purposely returned because he wanted to steal the main event spot from people who would not have had it to begin with and will not have it once he’s gone.

        Are people this upset with Brock and HHH? Let it had been Austin vs Cena, the whole tide would change.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

          Brock and HHH is well executed. Pushed off to the side and has nothing to do with the title.

          We don’t all hate the rock. He doesn’t need to be part of the title picture to do what he’s doing.

          • G.I.R.L.

            I actually do agree with this, especially if the end result is to put Cena over; aka the one and only guy in the industry who doesn’t need it. I was pissed once it was revealed that Punk wasn’t gonna be a part of the feud. Here’s hoping that Ziggler steals the title!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

            :) Cheers

  • Kris Mystery

    It’s all about the money for Rock. Thumbs it down all you want but it’s painfully obvious. He will take roles in any movie that is thrown at him. He will go out of his way to promote these movies at anyplace that will have him for one reason only..to make more money. Face facts folks…he couldn’t care less about wrestling or it’s fans. As long as there is a good pay check coming he’d shovel shit to get it. Which when you think about it that’s basically what he is doing as far as his movie career and promoting of said career goes. Shovelling shit.

  • Mello

    …Who cares.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/April-Kaulitz/100002509905409 April Kaulitz

    WWE wouldn’t need the Rock if they didnt have a watered down talent roster. Today’s WWE is pg, they don’t have a Stone Cold, Triple H mostly in the back the only real talent they have full time is Punk. The Rock is part time but fills a huge void. If you want change stop attending events and buying t and The Rock TOLD everyone that he’s back but not on TV every week a few years ago! Wrestling is in his blood but he also makes blockbuster movies unlike the rest that make b movies like the Marine that go strait to DVD.

    • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

      Dolph Ziggler. Cody Rhodes. Damien Sandow. Wade Barrett. Daniel Bryan. Kassius Ohno. Dean Ambrose. Seth Rollins. Paige. The Wyatt Family. Leo Kruger. William Regal. Chris Jericho. Kofi Kingston.

      I don’t think they’re lacking talent wise. What they’re lacking is a solid creative team to actually put guys like this in a main event setting. Vince wants to bitch about not being able to create new stars? Here’s a thought, quit going back to old ones like The Rock when you have guys that can put on a ten times better match and cut a ten times better promo.

      The only reason they brought in The Rock is because they use celebrities at EVERY Wrestlemania. They’ve done it since #1 with Mr. T. If you actually think The Rock is there for his talent, you’re an idiot. They want him there because of his name. Nothing more and nothing less. The same reason Vince had Ali at Mania #1. And he wants to be there to promote his other projects.

      It’s SMART BUSINESS. It’s just crappy to do to the fans is all.

  • ishagol

    well he didn’t mention WWE or have the title but he did use “The Rock” at the end which everybody knows it’s from the WWE. Otherwise he would’ve used Dwayne Johnson. I guess that is a bit of a relief. Ahh yes I’m trying to be positive here :)

  • G.I.R.L.

    He was there to promote G.I.Joe; for all we know, the powers behind the film asked him not to detract from the movie by discussing anything else. There are contracts that specify things like this.

  • IKNOWWHATSUP

    Ok crazy people! Wrestling is like watching a play! Except the fans are in on it! So how do you manipulate the system of CHOICE? The WWE doesnt have to mention Wrestlemania anymore! EVERYONE knows its coming! PERIOD! EVERYONE knows the ROCK is wrestling again! The POINT is to get HEAT on THE ROCK bc JOHN CENA is going to win!!! VINCE needs wrestling fans to get upset at the ROCK to turn him heel to them! Thats the point! They cant have a HOgan vs Rock situation bc The Rock is leaving! Whats going to happen is the Rock will lose and than for the next month will fight along side CENA to sell CENA!! If you like WWE you NEED Cena to carry the TORCH! PERIOD!

    • G.I.R.L.

      Cena solely carrying the torch is the reason why the needed people like Brock and Rock to return in the first place.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jayhavoc2012 Justin Therock Poole

    for fucks sake he was there to promote GI JOE. NOT WWE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jayhavoc2012 Justin Therock Poole

    and as far as the kids choice goes, he wasnt there to promote the wwe or wrestlemania. he’s been doing that