February 15, 2011

Finally... The Rock... Has Come Back... to Wrestling

Proving once again that wrestling's #1 weapon is nostalgia, Dwayne Johnson returned to wrestling Monday night and was announced as the "host" of the upcoming Wrestlemania:

First of all, I think it's funny that anyone 14 or younger who watches wrestling probably thinks of The Rock as an actor and doesn't even remember him being in wrestling. And secondly, the way the Rock is a presence and has the crowd eating out of his hand... there's no one in wrestling today that has that kind of power, not even close.

I guess Vince McMahon has reached the realization- or did five years ago- that he can't sell Wrestlemania anymore on the strength of the matches, so he always has to come up with some weird gimmick instead. One year it was Trump, another it was Bret Hart, now it's the Rock.

You know what I do if I were Vince? Bring in the Winklevoss brothers as a heel tag team. I mean, doesn't "I'm 6'4", 220, and there's two of me" sound like a wrestling catchphrase?

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 15, 2011 01:28 PM
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