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Is the Rock the New David Arquette?
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David Arquette wins gold

Photo courtesy: WWE

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Iím guessing a lot of

wrestling fans wonít agree with the title of this blog but I think there may be

some truth in saying The Rock winning the WWE title was akin to David Arquette

winning the WCW title. I hadnít thought about it until I saw a comment on a message

board. Since then Iím been mulling this concept around trying to figure out how

to properly present this hypothesis.

The first reaction to refute

this claim would be to point out The Rock was a professional wrestler and had a

successful seven year WWE career before heading off to the greener pastures of

Hollywood. In those seven years, Rocky was a 10-time World Champion as well as

multi-time Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion. This is all true but it was

also ten years ago. <>

In the last nine years, The

Rock has five times as many movies under his belt as he does wrestling matches

(15-3).  The current WWE target

audience probably knows Dwayne Johnson as the Tooth Fairy more than they know

him as The Rock. So in that regard, I think a comparison between The Rock and

David Arquette is justifiable. <>

The Rock wins gold too

Photo courtesy: WWE

When you consider The Rock

is currently known more for being an actor instead of a wrestler then you can

look at the similarities between his title win and Arquetteís win. Both wins

were done, at least according to my theory, as a way to garner mainstream

publicity. Neither win was the right decision when it comes to the story being

told in the ring. If the Rock loses the WWE Title to John Cena (a nine time WWE

Champion) at Wrestlemania 29 as many speculate will happen, then The Rock will

merely be a transitional champion to get WWE back to the status quo of having

John Cena on top. <>

Again, I realize The Rock

was a successful wrestler. I do not want to take away from his accomplishments

or imply he doesnít have the talent to be WWE Champion. All Iím saying is WWE

took an actor and put their most prestigious title around his waist as a way of

getting the mainstream media to promote WWE for a couple of months. WCW put

their prestigious title on an actor in hopes of getting people to talk about

WCW. While the persons may be different, the actions are the same. <>

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