WWE Veteran Claims The Rock's Star Power Diminished by Actions



by NOMAN RASOOL

WWE Veteran Claims The Rock's Star Power Diminished by Actions
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The recent resurgence of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on WWE's SmackDown has sent waves through the wrestling community, not only for his addition to TKO's Board of Directors but also for the looming challenge against Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Universal Championship at WrestleMania 40.

This return, however, has not been universally embraced, with some sections of the audience and industry insiders like Vince Russo voicing their skepticism. In an unexpected twist on SmackDown, Cody Rhodes, fresh from his victory at the men's Royal Rumble last month, sidestepped the anticipated confrontation with Reigns, paving the way for The Rock's dramatic entrance.

Rhodes' decision to not pursue Reigns' title at WrestleMania left many fans taken aback, especially those who had anticipated the culmination of his rivalry with Reigns at the grand stage.

Russo Questions The Rock's Appeal

Vince Russo, speaking on Wrestling's Legion of RAW, acknowledged the rationale behind selecting The Rock as Reigns' next adversary instead of Rhodes.

Yet, he expressed doubts about the payoff WWE anticipates from this matchup. Russo highlighted The Rock's waning appeal outside the wrestling domain, citing the underwhelming performance of 'Black Adam' at the box office as a testament to this shift in public perception.

In the world of professional wrestling, Vince Russo has brought attention to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's recent foray into politics, suggesting that these new endeavors may not align with the broader, more casual fanbase of wrestling.

This has sparked a wave of mixed reactions and left fans questioning WWE's creative direction for this high-profile feud. As the highly-anticipated WrestleMania 40 draws near, all eyes are on how this unfolding narrative will play out.

The return of The Rock, an iconic figure in wrestling, carries immense expectations. Wrestling enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting to see if it will reignite his legendary legacy or if the skepticism surrounding this storyline will prompt WWE to reassess their creative direction.

In the coming weeks, the wrestling world will be closely monitoring these developments, and the intrigue continues to build as we approach this monumental event.

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