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    The Rock's return to WWE last night

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    C'mon, I can't be the only wrestling fan here who marked out like crazy. I'm a pretty jaded wrestling fan these days but I got goosebumps seeing the guy I watched as WWF Champion when I was 10 triumphantly return.

    Also I'm not someone who particularly cares that WWE is rated PG (like the product was so great the last few years before the change) but it was nice to see Rock be himself and not a neutered or censored version.
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    That was fun.

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    I waaaaaay marked out. WWE doesn't have a single character worth half a crap right now. The Jarrett/Angle feud on TNA is way more interesting.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    I saw #therock was trending on twitter last night and stumbled across this video. I was pretty big into the WWF when I was in high school back in the 1990s -- really stopped watching in college right around the time of the WCW takeover.

    Watching this brought back a lot of fun memories. The old "It doesn't matter" bit was one of my favorites, and I don't think you can have grown up in the 90s and not love the whole "Turn it sideways and stick it straight up..." routine.

    I haven't watched an episode of Raw in almost a decade -- but if the Rock is really back (and not just doing a brief thing to promote one movie in between filming another), I might make a point to start DVRing it.

    Incidentally, the full clip is much, much better:
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    A classic bit from one of the 90's greats. Gah what a reminder of the "glory days".
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    I didn't see it live, as I hadn't been watching the past year or so, but when I heard the news and got to see the YouTube video of it, I admit I also geeked out about it.

    Truthfully, I had got to the point where I never cared to see The Rock again. He was a shell of his former self, didn't seem interested in ever returning and kind of tried distancing himself from the industry. But seeing him last night, he seemed genuinely sincere, into it and was once again ripped and in the classic Rock form.

    Based on how he looked Monday, I almost wish he'd do one last match. Some say he'd like to get in the ring with Cena, though I dislike Cena greatly.
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    Re: The Rock's return to WWE last night

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    A classic bit from one of the 90's greats. Gah what a reminder of the "glory days".
    Sorry, but the glory days involved Hulk Hogan (pre-Hollywood), Andre the Giant, Roddy Piper, Brutus Beefcake, The Hart Foundation, The British Bulldogs, Junkyard Dog, Tito Santana, Randy Savage and more.

    Back when it was the WWF and when WCW was the NWA, and they had the Four Horseman, Sting (pre-Crow), The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express, Nikita Koloff, Dusty Rhodes and Barry Windham.

    Perhaps wrestling is like music, and many times it seems it was "the best" when we were growing up through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red View Post
    Sorry, but the glory days involved Hulk Hogan (pre-Hollywood), Andre the Giant, Roddy Piper, Brutus Beefcake, The Hart Foundation, The British Bulldogs, Junkyard Dog, Tito Santana, Randy Savage and more.

    Back when it was the WWF and when WCW was the NWA, and they had the Four Horseman, Sting (pre-Crow), The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express, Nikita Koloff, Dusty Rhodes and Barry Windham.

    Perhaps wrestling is like music, and many times it seems it was "the best" when we were growing up through it.
    +1, and you're forgetting Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and of course the short lived GLOW

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    Re: The Rock's return to WWE last night

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red View Post
    Sorry, but the glory days involved Hulk Hogan (pre-Hollywood), Andre the Giant, Roddy Piper, Brutus Beefcake, The Hart Foundation, The British Bulldogs, Junkyard Dog, Tito Santana, Randy Savage and more.

    Back when it was the WWF and when WCW was the NWA, and they had the Four Horseman, Sting (pre-Crow), The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express, Nikita Koloff, Dusty Rhodes and Barry Windham.

    Perhaps wrestling is like music, and many times it seems it was "the best" when we were growing up through it.
    Not to mention Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Mr. Wonderful, Ted Dibiase, George The Animal Steel and Koko B. Ware. I used to really enjoy it back then

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    Re: The Rock's return to WWE last night

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red View Post
    Sorry, but the glory days involved Hulk Hogan (pre-Hollywood), Andre the Giant, Roddy Piper, Brutus Beefcake, The Hart Foundation, The British Bulldogs, Junkyard Dog, Tito Santana, Randy Savage and more.

    Back when it was the WWF and when WCW was the NWA, and they had the Four Horseman, Sting (pre-Crow), The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express, Nikita Koloff, Dusty Rhodes and Barry Windham.

    Perhaps wrestling is like music, and many times it seems it was "the best" when we were growing up through it.
    Yup, but the resurgence in the 90s when WCW got Hogan, Hall, Nash and the beginnings of the nWo and then the WWF countering with DX, that was a great period as well.

    The funny thing is the nWo became so big as "da bad guys" they changed wrestling for a time. The babyfaces wanted no part of fighting them because they'd get booed and then everyone and their sister wanted to join so WCW really screwed themselves by making nWo too big and thus lost product. That was a mistake Vince McMahon never would of made (he makes minor mistakes all the time - I'm looking at you Red Rooster, the gooker, and Doink the Clown) but when he gets something hot he rides it and uses it to gets others over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    Yup, but the resurgence in the 90s when WCW got Hogan, Hall, Nash and the beginnings of the nWo and then the WWF countering with DX, that was a great period as well.

    The funny thing is the nWo became so big as "da bad guys" they changed wrestling for a time. The babyfaces wanted no part of fighting them because they'd get booed and then everyone and their sister wanted to join so WCW really screwed themselves by making nWo too big and thus lost product. That was a mistake Vince McMahon never would of made (he makes minor mistakes all the time - I'm looking at you Red Rooster, the gooker, and Doink the Clown) but when he gets something hot he rides it and uses it to gets others over.
    so true. At one point I think I was in the nWo.

    or maybe the LWO, Latino World Order.
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    so true. At one point I think I was in the nWo.

    or maybe the LWO, Latino World Order.
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    Re: The Rock's return to WWE last night

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    Yup, but the resurgence in the 90s when WCW got Hogan, Hall, Nash and the beginnings of the nWo and then the WWF countering with DX, that was a great period as well.
    I remember many a Monday night in high school where I'd start off watching WCW Nitro at 8, and then start working the "PREV. CHANNEL" button when Raw started at 9. Usually WCW would do something crazy at 9 to try and keep people from switching to Raw.
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    The Rock is awesome and wrestling was great back then...

    John Cena is seriously supposed to be a superstar? I listen to him talk and it's like he's doing a really, really bad Rock impression... wrestling sucks now. Maybe if Rock came back he could save it.
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    Re: The Rock's return to WWE last night

    If it wasn't ECW in the 93-99 years, it wasn't all that good.


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