Whoo-hoo, a wrestling thread for me to ramble upon...
First the Rock comments:
I'm lazy so here are pasted stuff from other threads
<< The Iron Man match is IMO (and MANY MANY MANY MANY others) the best piece of old school wrestling exhibited in a long while, and easily one of the top 3 matches of the year.
Let's look back in his career. When Rock was on the verge of becoming a champ, he jobbed to MARK HENRY of all people, a low mid-carder at BEST. Tell a guy like Hogan to do that and he'll say no friggin way @$$hole. When Benoit first debuted in the WWF and was making his mark, and faced Rocky, guess who lost? And in a match against the Dudleyz, he took some wood to put the opposing tag team over. He's also lost to Triple H cleanly on several occasions.
Let's look back in time:
No Way Out - Rock loses to Big fat humongous Show
WM XVI - Loses to Triple H
Judgement Day - Loses to Triple H
His wrestling has improved DRAMATICALLY in the past few months. With Triple H and Benoit, Rock has managed to be a part of several ****+ matches, including the grueling Iron Man Match. Rock started the year with only a couple of moves, Rock Bottom, Spine Buster, DDT, and Samoan Drop. You'd think a guy with as much heat that he gets would just stop there (e.g. Hogan, Ultimate Warrior), but no, he's certainly done his share to improve the only things people criticize him for, his actual wrestling.
In recent months he's pulled out a sharpshooter, German suplexes and the dragonscrew legwhip, and several more. Rock's been involved in some of the hottest matches of the year, as wlel as the best. From a regular fan's standpoint and a smart fan's standpoint, he has it all, great mic skills, great charisma, has no problem jobbing to others when called upon, great brawling abilties, and as he's shown in the past few months, great wrestling abilities as well. He's no pain in the locker room either from what I know either. >>
Hope that made SOME sense. So to the average fan, Rock rules, and to the smart fan, Rock rules.