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Week of WWE Wrestling: 09/27/2009 to 10/03/2009

The RockBoston, 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.

Starting the promo, the Rock threw away papers. Could it of been the script that the Creative wanted him to read? The podcasts I listened to last week, as well as I watching it, I do believe that it was what they wanted him to read. It was great; he started the promo with making fun of Dolph Ziggler and of other things. When his coffee came, he said something along the lines of “finally my coffee has came,” which brought back the “finally the Rock…” line, which made me and my roommate Troy mark out. “Finally the Rock has came back to Smackdown!…” Man, I am excited for that. The Rock did a better job building up the ppv match with Taker and CM Punk (or BM Punk to the Rock) than the WWE has. The Rock even brought up that he’ll guest host Raw sometime. That would be awesome.

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!

The Rock’s promo reminded me of an “old-school” promo on the fact that it seemed like the Rock went off of a few bullet points and made things look better than it really is. Man, if today’s current stars have this kind of freedom to do promos like this and “Ric Flair style” promos from the 1980’s, they could bring fans back to the business.

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!

Check out more of Eric’s blogs at http://jericholic2009.blogspot.com.

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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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