Boston, MA—Friday, October 2nd, 2009 marked the tenth year that WWE Friday Night Smackdown has been on the air. Going from networks UPN to the CW to the “My Network” television, seeing Hulk Hogan, Vince McMahon, Edge, Kurt Angle, and many more winning championship straps, to many great memories.
One great memory that we seen this past week saw the return, even if it was for one night, was the return of Dwayne Johnson, “the Rock!”
Even though I didn’t watch it when it was aired due to being at a Campus Crusade for Christ fall retreat, but after hearing podcast the week of and watching it on You Tube after getting back from the fall retreat, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m_yR8QqH8I&feature=related), one of the greatest promos in the past several years had to happen during Smackdown, delivered by the Rock.
After watching the “most electrifying man in-sports-and-in-entertainment today,” I do hope that the Rock would come back as some kind of on-air role. Why would I want to see that? The Rock can cut a great promo and the last time he was on WWE television was 2003 when he fought “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan at No Way Out 2003 and won, fought “Stone Cold” Steve Austin at WrestleMania XIX and won, and fought Goldberg in his first WWE match at Backlash 2003 and lost. And the Rock got a huge pop without being on WWE television in a good six years on a regular thing!
But to conclude this “electrifying” article, I want to thank the Rock, once again, for cutting a 1980’s Ric Flair “old-school” promo on the “new-school” fans. This is Eric Darsie from Minnesota, back from a God glorifying weekend with Campus Crusade for Christ’s fall getaway for the SCSU area, goodbye!
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