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I didn't forget the nightmare called Doom. While it wasn't a classic action film by any means....it was what I consider just short of good. The IP had so much potential as a movie, but someone really dropped the ball. I think the Rock has been great in all of the roles he has chosen. It's the roles he chooses that get questioned in my part of the world. I loved him in: Be Cool, The Rundown, The Game Plan, The Scorpion King, Walking Tall (Johnny Knoxville also made the movie watchable) and I am SURE I will love the new Get Smart movie. I'm a big fan of the original show.
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From Jim Ross Website............

Quote Same goes for The Rock, who also could not be with us Monday due to scheduling issues. I know that there will be some who can’t wait to jump up on their invisible soap boxes, hiding behind phony screen names and who will damn the Rock for not being in Bridgeport Monday night. It is what it is, folks, and the Rock doesn’t pretend to have an agenda nor does he make promises he cannot keep. Wrestling is and always will be in the Rock’s blood, but he has another job now that in which he has immersed himself. Is that a crime? Most sane wrestling fans "get it," but those that love to rant about what any ex-wrestler owes "the fans" is usually talking about themselves as the one being owed and whose rantings appear at times to be delusional. These are the fans the biased news media loves to exploit and to generalize as the "typical wrestling fan." Sad stuff.

I'm not sure "scheduling issues" is correct, but I don't feel The Rock has to justify to people why he wasn't there. He was never advertised and never said he would be there and so people have no right to be disapointed. Would you go back to an old job? I doubt it because you will feel you have moved on and have nothing left to owe someone. He's done it all in wrestling and so staying will have done him no good. He's a way better life now and won't want to spoil his legacy with a return. Wrestling had much better ratings in his era and a lot of that was down to guys like him busting their arses.
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Jim Ross Website: Obviously you think that the Rock should have been on the Raw Anniversary show but unfortunately he was unable to attend. Several invited individuals were unable or unwilling to attend. As I see it that is there call and we had a lot of fun with those that did attend. I am not a Rock basher nor do I think he owes the wrestling business anything. From communicating with him as I do on a semi regular basis I do know that wrestling is in his blood and that he keeps up as best he can with what is going on but his schedule is overwhelming right now as he is striking while the iron is hot with his movie career. I am proud of his success and feel his contributions to wrestling will stand on their own merit and as most fans do I hold out hope that we will see the "Great One" on a future WWE project.
well i dont know what movies he is working on now, seeing as his last few films were crapy football films which took his place down from where he was when he was making good films like walking tall and welcome to the jungle (the rundown for you yanksWink) and apart from the comedy film he has/is doing with sean william scott and sarah mitchelle geller, i havent heard anything else. i dont know if it was sceduling or if the rock just didnt think going would be a good thing.
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Quote Should The Rock be inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame?



Yes - 85%
No - 15%

(8,180 votes total)

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The Rock deserves it massively, for all his accomplishments over the years. Look at the high percentage of people that agree and the amount who voted compared to a normal poll. It was like four times more popular than normal. His roll of honour is one stacked with title runs, of which he didn't really need most of the time. He was a true great in the business and those don't need title runs to be a champion in the eyes of the fans. He could very well be in a movie hall of fame when he's old. That would be fitting of the man.
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Jim Ross Website: Hi JR, personally as a fan of The Rock, Im so annoyed by those fans who call The Great One a "sell-out" for going down the route of Hollywood, what message would you send to those fans and also, do you forsee any appearance or ring return for the People’s Champion, The Rock?

I could easily see an appearance but no more ‘rasslin. If I could go to Hollywood tomorrow and make several movies a year for millions of dollars for each of them I would, with a heavy heart, say adios to the wrestling biz too. Sorry, but most any one who wouldn’t trade their current job for that of a mega millionaire movie star might need a little psychological help.

well a surpraising response from jr, with a small joke at the end also. i guess this case is still continuing and with him inducting his grandfather and father at the hall of fame, i  guess its going to be brought up even more. i would love to see the moment that i mentioned in the hall of fame 08 thread happen at wrestlemania.

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Quote The Rock was in the U.K. this week promoting the film release of The Game Plan, and The Sun conducted an interview with him, which you can see at this link. He talks about his ex-wife, fatherhood, politics, Chris Benoit, and steroid use. Regarding steroid use, he said, "But in terms of rampant steroid use, they're taking the appropriate steps to implement much stricter policies. An epidemic started and they had to act. We need to have a zero tolerance policy in place. We have a great responsibility as athletes, actors and celebrities to children, because we are very influential. You know the outcome of the matches, it's a scripted television show. What I tell guys interested in getting into wrestling is you need to find a way to connect with the live audience. And you don't do that through your biceps." Rock said he avoided using steroids when he was wrestling. "I never felt I needed to do that. I never wanted to be the biggest guy. I wanted to be the most entertaining."

Great interview from the one and only Great One. Hulk could learn a thing or two about how to conduct yourself in a divorce. It's really good that Dwaine and his former wife Dany get on so well. Not just for the sake of their daughter, but because of the business arrangement they have. His thoughts on drugs are absolutely spot on. The Rock was popular because he had a connection with the fans and entertained. It never had anything to do with him having the biggest muscle mass on the roster.

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Jim Ross Website: Hey JR, I’m loving this new Q&A section. My questions are, seeing as The Rock is now a huge "movie star", did you ever believe that The Rock would reach the height of success that he has reached in Hollywood? Thanks

I think Rock will achieve great success and major acclaim as a film star. He’s not doing too bad as we speak. Some people just have an overwhelming work ethic and drive to be the best in their field and Rock has "it".

i would love to see the rock star in a wwe films action movie, maybe teamed up with austin or jericho to rework some of that chemisty, it would make a good movie i think, so long as it is put together right, and i would wonder if the rock would ever accept to do a wwe films movie/deal?

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From Jim Ross Website............

Quote Hi Jim I cannot wait to see The Rock making an appearance at the Hall of Fame to induct his grandfather and father. My queston to you is what sort of reaction do you think he’ll get, a John Cena or a Hulk Hogan type reaction? Thanks alot, Roll on Wrestlemania!!! James, England.

Rock should be respected for his contributions. Why wouldn’t he be cheered unless it was the defiant fan who is starved for attention doing the booing?

If he doesn't get a good hand, I would be very disapointed for him. He should be made to feel appreciated, but you know some idiots in the crowd pissed up (as always) will chant sell out or something similar to him. I hope the crowd remember that the night isn't about The Rock, but is partially to celebrate the achievements of his grandad and dad. If so called fans aren't going to behave and respect the ceremony, they should not come. It's usually idiots coming from the cheap seats.

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Jim Ross Website: Hey JR, I’m loving this new Q&A section. My questions are, seeing as The Rock is now a huge "movie star", did you ever believe that The Rock would reach the height of success that he has reached in Hollywood? Thanks

I think Rock will achieve great success and major acclaim as a film star. He’s not doing too bad as we speak. Some people just have an overwhelming work ethic and drive to be the best in their field and Rock has "it".

well i would still like to see some more action films, or hell even a horror, he hasnt done one of those yet has he? i havent seen most of his recent films because they are more family comedys, which i am not a fan of.

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Well by not answering, lets just assume that he didn't think he would. There's no harm in that, as I myself didn't think he would be as successful as he has been so far. That's not me being disrespectful, but simply being realistic. It's very hard for wrestlers to crack Hollywood and by doing so, he could lead the way to others being a success there. I've seen him in Welcome To The Jungle and most recently Gameplan. So I know that he won't get stereotyped, as he's quite diverse in his roles.

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