Originally Posted by Cincy4Life
Just watched Raw tonite and they been building the Rock vs Cena up and now they will fight next year at WrestleMania??? Really? A year from now?
I saw that (got so bored with the NCAA game that I flipped over) -- I imagine it's to accomodate the fact that the Rock will be doing media for Fast Five over the next month or so, and that he'll be filiming other stuff, and probably won't be available to do RAW more than a handful of times over the course of the year. I just don't see the point of booking the match so soon. They could have let the Rock go do his Hollywood thing, come back around Jan / Feb of next year and rekindle the feud. As it stands, it'll put Cena's character on hold (you know he isn't getting the belt, and you know he isn't getting into anything long-term with anyone else).
And, bottom line, a feud with an "every so often" Rock is kinda lame. The fun of a Rock-anyone feud back in the day was the fact that the Rock was out there, every week, ripping on whoever he was going against.
Incidentally -- having watched RAW off and on since the Rock "came back" a few weeks ago -- I have to say that the product is just missing it's edge from back in the day. The overwhelming majority of the characters have no personality or mic skills. For me, at least, that was what kept me watching in high school and college; I couldn't have cared less about wrestling skill or wrestling talent. I wanted to see funny promos, big spots in matches, and fun storylines. Nobody has that "it" factor on the level that Rock, Austin, HHH, Mankind, Jericho etc. had back in the day. Hell, no one is "fun" on the level that the Hurricane was back in the day.
I have to imagine that Vince is pretty hands off these days, because I can't imagine him OK'ing this product. It's worse than bad -- it's just boring.