|My attempt at doing the People's Eyebrow
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The Rock has a lot of proud in his Samoan heritage. It's now tattooed all over his upper body. But as many of you know, the Rock is the son of the legendary Rocky Johnson, who I also recently featured as a part of the Black History Month series.
I think few could argue that the Rock is one of the all time greats of the ring. He's on my personal Top 5 of favorites. And I believe he's one of the few wrestlers who have SUCCESSFULLY transitioned from the ring to the big screen. In fact, I think the Rock is "that guy" when it comes to gauging success beyond the squared circle. In terms of box office appeal, he's surpassed Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, and even Jesse Ventura. If you ask non wrestling fans to name a wrestler, more often than not these days I hear "the Rock" as the first response.
Now the Rock is back in the WWE, at least temporarily. And I'm glad to see him involved in wrestling again, I really am. But I don't think he should go over John Cena at Wrestlemania. As the event gets closer I'm sure Chad and I will spell out the reasons why we believe that. For now, I want to focus on the Rock's successes in the ring.
|Rocky Maivia (WWE)
I enjoyed the Rock after he dropped the Rocky gimmick. He's one of those guys I've liked either as a heel or a face. He's entertaining on the mic and he's never been afraid to put someone over. Remember when he jobbed to the Hurricane? What about the Big Bossman? He even helped to propel the career of Brock Lesnar and put Goldberg over when he came to the WWE.
|The Rock at Survivor Series 2011 (WWE)