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Jordan X
12-09-2003, 05:34 PM
Any ideas? Maybe he could come back and tag with Austin to face Triple H and Orton... or maybe he could go one on one with Triple H, that wouldn't be too bad. OR we could get the match we never saw Triple H v.s The Rock v.s Steve Austin, that would be my choice, it doesn't get any bigger then that.

blake639raw
12-09-2003, 05:38 PM
I'd like to see the Rock & Sock Connection hook it up one more time, maybe against Flair & HHH. Regardless of who they face, Rock & Foley should tag together.

Ricky
12-09-2003, 05:43 PM
Cena would be amazing. Imagine the promos!

Fryza
12-09-2003, 05:45 PM
Cena would be amazing. Imagine the promos!

Honestly, that would probably be the only thing I'd enjoy watching if Rock was there. I think that would be gold for the WWE, maybe have Cena vs. Rock, kinda run along the lines Cena did against 'Taker about having Rocky "Pass the Torch" or something...

The CyNick
12-09-2003, 06:17 PM
Yeah I think Rock needs to go back to Smackdown and fued with someone there, likely Cena.

The way I see it the WWE is stacking RAW, and leaving Smackdown out in the cold. Now, I understand that with both Foley and Rock making suprise returns they had to be on RAW in order to keep the element of suprise. However, in the long run I think Rock should go to SD. Smackdown has lost Kurt due to injury and Taker with the whole Deadman angle. In the meantime RAW has Foley, HHH, Goldberg, Austin (in the next couple of weeks or so) Flair and Kane. If you add Rock to that list, it becomes very unbalanced. And at this point they need to get eyeballs on both shows, not just RAW.

Now, they could always keep Rock on RAW and then have Cena challenge him to an brand vs brand match, but I think it would be more effective to stick Rock over on SD and have him put over someone from that crew (ie Cena).

As for some of the propsed ideas, Rock-HHH isn't bad for nostalgia, but I think they are going back to the idea of HHH vs Orton (which is a better idea provided its done right). Rock n Sock as a team is a cool idea, but then who do they face? I dont think there's a team out there that would make a good enough match (Jericho/Christian is the only thing I can come up with). Austin/Rock/HHH in a 3 way doesn't really appeal to me, I just dont see the point of that match. Plus I dont think Austin is going to do a serious match at Mania anyway.

Loose Cannon
12-09-2003, 06:29 PM
Oh man a Rock vs Cena feud would be golden. I would just want to see them go back and forth throwing insults at each other. I really hope they have a match at Mania.

Ricky
12-09-2003, 06:34 PM
I just imagined to myself a promo where The Rock was in the ring dressed up and acting like Cena, while Cena was up on the stage dressed and acting like The Rock.

That would just be incredible.

The CyNick
12-09-2003, 06:35 PM
Oh man a Rock vs Cena feud would be golden. I would just want to see them go back and forth throwing insults at each other. I really hope they have a match at Mania.

Yeah I think Rock would be the best guy to get Cena over as a main event player. The only problem is that Rock's promos tend to make guys look like punks, so it could actually hurt Cena. But then again, if at the end of the day the fued is taken seriously and Rock does a JOB, it should help the Dr of Thuganomics.

Fryza
12-09-2003, 06:47 PM
Hence maybe a one time deal at WM XX. Have Cena one up Rocky, and punk out Rocky maybe a week or two before, then sign the match or something. Have Rock do the job to Cena, thus pushing Cena to a main-eventer, and making Cena the next "Rocky."

Noid
12-09-2003, 06:55 PM
I was thinking a match against Jericho. Rock could pass the torch of "People's Champion" so to speak. Jericho would need to be over as a huge face though. Another idea I had was a Rock vs. Foley vs. Triple H vs. Austin Fatal Fourway.

Splaya
12-09-2003, 07:26 PM
I would go Rock vs Cena if Rock goes to SD. But if he stays on Raw I would put the Rock against





Randy Orton and have Rock put Orton over at WMXX. Imagine it. The Rock is possibly the absolute best ever (as he puts it himself, Flair is still mine), but if the Rock was to put over Orton, that legend killer status would go through the roof. Plus, we would not see the Rock for a few months. He could go out as "injured".

CYCLOPTERSAURUS
12-09-2003, 08:41 PM
The way I see it the WWE is stacking RAW, and leaving Smackdown out in the cold. Now, I understand that with both Foley and Rock making suprise returns they had to be on RAW in order to keep the element of suprise. However, in the long run I think Rock should go to SD. Smackdown has lost Kurt due to injury and Taker with the whole Deadman angle. In the meantime RAW has Foley, HHH, Goldberg, Austin (in the next couple of weeks or so) Flair and Kane. If you add Rock to that list, it becomes very unbalanced. And at this point they need to get eyeballs on both shows, not just RAW.

I'm actually loving that. I realize it's stupid in terms of business, but I think it's great to not have to see all those played - out names all the time and give some of the very talented undercarders on Smackdown a chance to shine. If Jericho, Storm, and Christian defected to Smackdown, I'd never have to watch Raw again (I'd like Show to go back to Raw too so I wouldn't have to see him). Smackdown is better now than it has been since Heyman was writing, and it's when the only real names they have are Benoit, Cena, Heyman and Lesnar. And Angle when he comes back, but he rules.

Now I do think Rock should go to Smackdown and feud with Cena though, I don't think he should have ever gone to raw, and while I'm not much of a fan of face Rock, there's no denying his drawing power and I think he and Cena would have some great chemistry; and he wouldn't be around for long enough to get really stale anyway - and heel Rock is fantastic. Would a Cena Rock match be face vs face? I'd love to see a heel Rock but I don't think that there's enough time or potential to turn him - after his recent heel stint the fans have seen how entertaining he can be and will go back to cheering for his old stale crap unfortunately.

Kenny
12-09-2003, 08:50 PM
Honestly, that would probably be the only thing I'd enjoy watching if Rock was there. I think that would be gold for the WWE, maybe have Cena vs. Rock, kinda run along the lines Cena did against 'Taker about having Rocky "Pass the Torch" or something...

If The Rock is going to pass his torch I think he should pass it to Randy Orton. Hell Randy is basically a later version of The Rock.

Third Generation Superstar, both started out as pussies and later developed cocky characters, and if you listen to Evolutions music and compare it to The Rocks they are very similar beat wise. And much like we knew The Rock was destined for Greatness, we know Randy Orton is destined for Greatness as well.

I don't think they should have Orton actually defeat The Rock, but have it a damn good, back and forth classic match.

krakker818
12-09-2003, 11:12 PM
im thinking the rock/orton is a great idea for raw...if smackdown though, cena/rock would be amazing. cena lost to benoit and there were fears of him losing a push or credibility or whatever...if rock did the job for cena it would rebuild all of that and could lead to a cena/benoit title match if either gets the title anytime soon....



p.s. did this post make any sense?

Splaya
12-09-2003, 11:40 PM
im thinking the rock/orton is a great idea for raw...if smackdown though, cena/rock would be amazing. cena lost to benoit and there were fears of him losing a push or credibility or whatever...if rock did the job for cena it would rebuild all of that and could lead to a cena/benoit title match if either gets the title anytime soon....



p.s. did this post make any sense?



Shockingly yes. :)

The Show Off
12-09-2003, 11:46 PM
The Rock versus Mick Foley, basically the way it sets up is Foley wants to end his career on a better note then how he did losing at Wrestlemania XVI, so he wants to pick an opponent, Mick, picks his good friend the Rock so they can go at it one more time.

Oxstar
12-09-2003, 11:57 PM
i wish the rock wud kick goldbergs ass and get the belt back! but it dont work like that 4 the rock howadays! the rock wud look stupid gettin beatin by cena or orton! its unrealistic! the rock vs big show! u.s title match!

John la Rock
12-10-2003, 12:04 AM
If the Rock were to wrestle at Wrestlemania XX, which is pretty much a lock, he should definetly face John Cena. Rock could move back to Smackdown, turn heel once again, and start a feud with Cena in mud February, leading to Mania. Cena would have to go over cause Rock is going to go back and do movies after XX.

Splaya
12-10-2003, 12:19 AM
The Rock versus Mick Foley, basically the way it sets up is Foley wants to end his career on a better note then how he did losing at Wrestlemania XVI, so he wants to pick an opponent, Mick, picks his good friend the Rock so they can go at it one more time.




To my knowledge Foley ended his career at No Way Out in the Hell in a Cell match against HHH as Cactus Jack. Correct me if i am wrong

Nowhere Man
12-10-2003, 02:16 AM
Well, technically, his career was ended at No Way Out, but he showed up for one last match in the main event of Wrestlemania 2000, to promptly job to HHH again.

Anyways, who the hell would the Rock face at Wrestlemania? They've already done Rock/Austin 3 times, they've already done Rock/Hogan, and none of the other names would really draw that much. Orton is most likely doing the program with HHH, and Cena's over on SD, so it's not very likely that they'd feud. The only one I can really think of is Chris Jericho, which I could live with. Sure, Jericho would have no chance in hell of going over, but another Rock/Jericho feud would be a helluva fun ride to build up to the match.

Corkscrewed
12-10-2003, 03:04 AM
So the Rock IS confirmed for Wrestlemania? I hope he actually stays with the WWE until then, because if he just pops in and out of TV that's not really fair for the people who do work night in and night out and bust their ass but lose their spot to a guy who can just walk onto the biggest show of the year for free.

That said, I'd love a Cena/Rock feud, as I think both are very similar. I've been comparing Cena to The Rock recently, with the catch-moves and promo skills and such, and Rocky would definitely put Cena over.

Of course, having the Rock face Orton could help him too, since he'd be killing another "legend."

But I want Rock vs Cena. :drool:

c4g2
12-10-2003, 03:36 AM
Rock vs. Cena would be nice.

Tornado
12-10-2003, 03:55 AM
i wish the rock wud kick goldbergs ass and get the belt back! but it dont work like that 4 the rock howadays! the rock wud look stupid gettin beatin by cena or orton! its unrealistic! the rock vs big show! u.s title match!

<font color=#33ffff>Mmmmmm yes, I can smell the ratings.....[/sarcasm]</font>

Corkscrewed
12-10-2003, 04:05 AM
i wish the rock wud kick goldbergs ass and get the belt back! but it dont work like that 4 the rock howadays! the rock wud look stupid gettin beatin by cena or orton! its unrealistic! the rock vs big show! u.s title match!

Seeing as we're all technically noobs still...

LOOK! A STUPID NOOB!

c4g2
12-10-2003, 04:15 AM
i wish the rock wud kick goldbergs ass and get the belt back! but it dont work like that 4 the rock howadays! the rock wud look stupid gettin beatin by cena or orton! its unrealistic! the rock vs big show! u.s title match!

That wouldn't be wise. Rock should be fighting a legend at Wrestlemania. I don't see he coming regularly to defend his US title, and if he did win a title, it should be the World Heavyweight or WWE Heavyweight Title. I think he should be fighting in a non-title match vs Cena.

StoneColdStunner
12-10-2003, 08:17 AM
Cena would be amazing. Imagine the promos!

I indeed think that would be great, thinking of the promos makes me :drool: :lol:

Avenger
12-10-2003, 12:39 PM
Rock Vs. Cena would be gold yes. I would mark out majorly.

But WWE may not be inclined to move Rocky to SmackDown! again, in the probability of making the split look senseless. So we could see Cena on RAW.

Also another option, that would be very probably knowing WWE is to see Rock Vs. Orton. Although Orton Vs. Foley is talked about, it would be nowhere near the match Rock Vs. Orton would be.

The CyNick
12-10-2003, 01:02 PM
Rock has always been pushed as being able to appear on both shows.

Rock has said he'll be back for January and then off February and then back for March.

I think Cena is a better choice than Orton because Orton has HHH as a lined up fued, whereas Cena doesn't have as big of a name opponent over on Smackdown. If HHH-Orton goes down, that would leave Rock open to put over Cena. That way you create two stars in one night, instead of just one.

Mikey
12-10-2003, 03:40 PM
Rock vs Cena :y:

Heyman
12-10-2003, 04:50 PM
The Rock vs. John Cena would be friggin awesome. Just a few concerns.

1)Who turns heel? Cena or The Rock? (or would it be face vs. face).


If The Rock is going to wrestle, I DO NOT want to see him in a ****ing tag match at Mania. Sorry folks.


I also wouldn't mind seeing The Rock and Triple H going at it one on one at Mania.

The Rock getting a rematch with Brock Lesnar.......wouldn't mind seeing that either I guess.

The CyNick
12-10-2003, 06:07 PM
The Rock vs. John Cena would be friggin awesome. Just a few concerns.

1)Who turns heel? Cena or The Rock? (or would it be face vs. face).


If The Rock is going to wrestle, I DO NOT want to see him in a ****ing tag match at Mania. Sorry folks.


I also wouldn't mind seeing The Rock and Triple H going at it one on one at Mania.

The Rock getting a rematch with Brock Lesnar.......wouldn't mind seeing that either I guess.

Rock-Brock would be okay just to establish Brock as being dominant over him. However, I think Brock-Goldberg would be a easier sell.

Rock-HHH has the problem that its just a nostalgia match, and nobody benefits from the result.

With Cena-rock, honestly I would just keep them both face. I think Rock would eventually get boos from the crowd just because Cena is the up and coming guy and he's a full time guy. The way I see it, you just let the two of them cut promos on each other and let the fans do what they will. Maybe at the end you do a respect deal after the match so neither guy is precieved as a heel.

Loose Cannon
12-10-2003, 06:10 PM
Rock-Brock would be okay just to establish Brock as being dominant over him. However, I think Brock-Goldberg would be a easier sell.

Rock-HHH has the problem that its just a nostalgia match, and nobody benefits from the result.

With Cena-rock, honestly I would just keep them both face. I think Rock would eventually get boos from the crowd just because Cena is the up and coming guy and he's a full time guy. The way I see it, you just let the two of them cut promos on each other and let the fans do what they will. Maybe at the end you do a respect deal after the match so neither guy is precieved as a heel.

OH god, Rock would get booed out of the buiilding becasue of Mania being in New York. New York is a area where hip-hop is HUGE and Cena would get cheered big time because of that.

Sickboy
12-10-2003, 06:17 PM
The Rock vs Mark Henry - This one would be the best match EVER!! :drool:


Nah, Rock and Cena would be cool to see. :y:

The CyNick
12-10-2003, 07:53 PM
OH god, Rock would get booed out of the buiilding becasue of Mania being in New York. New York is a area where hip-hop is HUGE and Cena would get cheered big time because of that.

Yeah but the build would be in a variety of different cities, and thats more important in determining heel or face going into the PPV.

Also, keep in mind that not al of MSG will be filled with New Yorkers, there will be people from a whole bunch of different states and countries. Plus, Rock is the recognized star, so its possible the fans would turn on Cena. Like I said, I think the fans would end up with Cena, but I could see it going either way.

sexymanalive
12-23-2003, 02:44 PM
NO the macth i can see the Rock in is Rock vs Stephanie Just kidding

i want Rock to have his summer slam remacth agest Brock

DMI
12-23-2003, 04:29 PM
he should face his ego. Im tired of having him around 10 min a year and stealing the spotlight whenever it fits in his schedule

Sephiroth
12-23-2003, 04:49 PM
Triple Treat: Rock vs. Benoit vs. Cena :y: in a all or nothing contest :roll:

The CyNick
12-23-2003, 04:55 PM
Form the Observer this past week:

Apparently HHH vs Orton (with a planned Orton turn at Rumble against HHH) is off at this point.

Goldberg-Brock, Kane-Taker, and Rock/Foley vs Orton and possibly Batista is being listed as currently on the table.

Batista wasn't a lock for that match, could also be Flair I guess, but the point was that Orton/HHH has been put off for now, and it looks like they want Rock and Foley as a team for the show.

Personally I dont think thats the best idea, it'll be entrtaining and all, but likely the faces would go over and nobody would really be elevated.

Fox
12-23-2003, 07:51 PM
How about Rock and Sock vs. Batista and Flair for the World Tag Team Titles?

DaveWadding
12-23-2003, 07:58 PM
how about Rocky vs. Flair straight up?

DaveWadding
12-23-2003, 08:04 PM
or Angle vs. Flair, if they're not involving Angle in the championship match...

El Santo
12-24-2003, 12:50 AM
Didn't Rock say that he wouldn't work with Cena?

http://www.tpww.net/headlines/1071447562.html

Ummm... How about Rock v HBK?

The CyNick
12-24-2003, 01:29 PM
Angle-Flair has been discussed

I think the deal with Rock talking about Cena was that he didn't think they would go that route, not that he refused to work with him.

Anyhow, it looks like the plan right now is for Rock to team with Foley.

Rock-HBK seems to be a favorite among fantasy bookers on the net, but I dont see it happening. I mean yeah thats the one guy Rock has not faced (aside from new guys) but it has very little appeal to the casual fan, and I dont really see where the storyline is to get them in the ring. With Rock and Foley as a team, they can have Foley come back at the Rumble, maybe lose to Orton because of interference from Batista and/or Flair, and then that sets up Rock making a comeback to help out Foley, and the tag match is born.