All posts tagged The Rock

140 Characters or Less: Notorious

140 Characters

Playing into the heel persona he’s cultivated in the UFC, Conor McGregor has drawn the ire of another group of athletes this weekend: professional wrestlers.

During a media call for UFC 202, after being asked about if there was any interest in a future in the squared circle, McGregor spoke with harsh words.

“I have thought about it. For the most part, I think these guys are p*ssies, to be honest. They’re messed up p*ssies if you ask me. Fair play to Brock (Lesnar); he got in and fought, but at the end of the day, he was juiced up to the f*cking eyeballs. How can I respect that? The other guy (CM Punk) hasn’t fought yet, so I don’t know about him yet. There’s some Dons in that wrestling game. The McMahons are Dons. Triple H is a Don. The Rock is a Don. But the rest of them are p*ssies. I haven’t thought about that, to be honest. It’s a little more show business and this is the fight business.”

The UFC Featherweight Champion then doubled down on his comments on his Twitter.

Naturally when their profession is given the badmouth, Wrestlers from WWE and outside the company aren’t shy in sticking up for their genre of entertainment.  The responses range from offended to hilarious.   Continue reading →

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show 3/30/16: Wrestlemania 32 Preview

cdw_all

Just days from the Showcase of the Immortals, The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show is back with a preview of the card this Sunday in Dallas, Texas!  What will The Rock’s role be?  Can Roman Reigns defeat Triple H?  Who will steal the show?  Chad Dukes discusses this and more as he previews WrestleMania 32 with Loud Goat and Thom.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Listen above & share with a friend.  You can have the show go straight to your device of choice by subscribing on iTunes and/or Play.it. Also, while you’re on iTunes, leave a 5-star review for your pals.

The Rock at WWE Live Event (Videos, Pictures)

Video courtesy of @WWE on Twitter.

I love WWE house shows; some truly unpredictable things can happen.  I went to a live event in the week before Wrestlemania XX, in which Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and Chris Benoit had a dress rehearsal for their upcoming main event match.  Ric Flair and Mick Foley made surprise appearances at the same show.  Many wrestling fans have special memories about something that went down at a house show.

The marks in Boston on Saturday evening now have a similar story to share.  As can be seen in the above video, The Great One graced the WWE Universe with his presence, apparently for no other reason aside from being in the area.  The Rock has been in Boston over the past month or two shooting scenes for an upcoming movie with the likes of Aaron Paul and Kevin Hart, but took time out of his weekend to come back home. Continue reading →

The Day After: WrestleMania

WM31_Photo_429-781886300

What an absolute bonkers 5 hours of WrestleMania yesterday, one of the best ever IMO.  From Luke Harper killing Dean Ambrose (only figuratively I hope) to the shocking conclusion, for a show that everyone complained about its build…it overdelivered.  Let’s get right to the results.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase MID MATCH turning Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns into Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins.  Rollins went on to pin Roman Reigns and become the NEWWW World Heavyweight Champion.

Let’s start with Reigns-Lesnar.  One of the most bemoaned WrestleMania main events in history prior to the event, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns were telling a great in-ring story of Reigns refusing to quit/trying not to die at the hands of the man who has rag dolled everything in his path in the last calendar year.  A violent, violent affair from the get go with Lesnar being busted open under the eye moments into the contest.  Suplex City and three F-5’s and the Samoan would not be put down, smiling through his punishment.  Finally before the moment that shocked us all, Reigns was able to rally by reversing Lesnar into the steel ring post, opening another cut on Lesnar’s head, his third of the match, and finally staggering the Beast with Superman punches and spears.  And it still wasn’t enough.

Enter Seth Rollins. Rollins changed the whole paradigm of what we think the Money in the Bank briefcase is by calling his shot when both of the potential champions were down rather than picking the corpse over after a match.  After turning in his briefcase, Rollins attempts to curb stomp, Lesnar, who reverses it into an F5, who is then speared by Reigns.  With all three men down, Seth Rollins recovered enough to nail the curb stomp on Roman Reigns to win the title.  What a sequence.

Brilliant, brilliant ending to a fantastic night that sets up so many WWE Championship main event scenarios for the next year. Orton vs. Rollins, Reigns vs. Rollins, Lesnar vs. Rollins, Lesnar vs. Reigns vs. Rollins, hell you even have the possibility of Ambrose vs. Rollins (to make up for the fact that were he not broken in half in the opening match, Ambrose surely would have tried to break up the cash-in as promised). The timing of Rollins finally cashing in…perfect.  Plus all three men come out smelling like roses, you can’t ask for more from the close of WrestleMania.

Continue reading →

WWE Teases a Potentially Huge Return Tonight

The Great One broke news earlier by personally tweeting that he was in Philadelphia, the site of tonight’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view.  The WWE retweeted The Rock, and also posted an article on WWE Dot Com.  Generally, when the WWE goes out of their way to tease something major in this fashion, it ends up coming to pass.

So, we can probably bank on the Brahma Bull posting at the Rumble tonight.  The likelihood of him being in the 30-Man match itself probably isn’t tremendously high, though it would make waves through entertainment and sports media (not to mention social media) over the next couple of days.

The Rock’s Wrestlemania status is unknown, though the notion of a match with Rusev has certainly been batted about.

It’s also worth noting that the Rock’s big 2015 movie release, Fast & Furious 7, releases on April 3.  That’s the same week as a significant wrestling event to which you may be looking forward.

 

 
%d bloggers like this: