10 Cringey The Rock Moments We Completely Forgot About
The rock is one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time, and someone who has achieved a lot throughout his career, both in and out of the ring. He was always happy to outdo himself creatively, which led him to come up with many original ideas in terms of segments.
Because The Rock is so charismatic and funny, he was able to make the vast majority of segments work, even when they weren’t allowed to. Still, some segments eventually fell flat, becoming generally trustworthy, but because it was so popular, many of them fell under the radar over the years.
ten Set his name on fire
The Rock making a surprise appearance at WrestleMania is always something that’s important, so WWE giving him a huge entrance is something that suited the situation. However, at WrestleMania 32, things didn’t quite go to plan with the big moment when he set his name on fire.
While it ultimately made for a fun photographic moment, it’s something that took way too long to work out, with The Rock having spent some time pushing to try and get it to the final product. If it had happened instantly it might have been cool, but instead it ended up being extremely awkward and grumpy.
9 Call CM Punk
When The Rock wanted to use the live crowd to film elements of fight with my family, the crowd ended up on their own as they sang for CM Punk. This led to him taking the mic to call out the former WWE Superstar, which only he could get away with.
However, the whole moment was a little goofy, as it felt like a situation forced to silence the crowd. While he handled it well, it’s still something that seemed awkward at the time, as Punk was unlikely to ever answer the call.
Speaking of CM Punk, he was someone The Rock couldn’t convince on the mic. The People’s Champion was the catchphrase king, and against most wrestlers, he can get fans on board, chanting with whatever he comes up with.
This wasn’t the case against Punk, as he desperately tried to push the phrase “cookiepuss” at Punk, to which fans weren’t responding. Because Punk was also beloved by the public, making fun of him wasn’t something anyone cared to do, which made him nervous when he tried.
seven Words on his arm
The Rock has always been praised for his ability on the microphone, as cutting fantastic promos is something that has been his strength. However, during his feud with John Cena, he decided to write a few dots on his arm for some reason, which fans failed to notice.
But Cena took it back. When given the chance, the Cenation leader called out The Rock during a promotional battle between them, which was incredibly awkward as far as The Great One was concerned, as he was embarrassed.
6 Beatdown by Mick Foley
The 1999 Royal Rumble I Quit match between The Rock and Mick Foley was something that was done with the intent of trying to push him like a heel that would do whatever it took to get some heat. However, fans found it incredibly goofy and sometimes hard to watch.
It’s because The Rock hit Mankind with so many brutal chair shots to the head that fans wondered what was going on. It was a violent game that people watch with big question marks.
5 Fans light up the rock
The Rock is still considered one of the most popular WWE Superstars of all time, and while he had periods where he worked specifically as a heel, which he was excellent at, there are also had a cringe-worthy moment where the audience found themselves. go against him.
During his time as WWE Champion feuding with Brock Lesnar, the WWE Universe chose to start booing the People’s Champion, even though he was supposed to be a top babyface in that situation. It was squeaky because he always acted like a top babyface, and when that didn’t work out, fans made it known.
4 Pie contest
The way WWE treated women in the past is still worth seeing, and it was clear when The Rock returned to host a pie contest. It saw women seductively eating the pies, seemingly for Rocky’s benefit, which was visually odd to watch.
Audiences are looking to be entertained, not obligated to watch trashy segments like this, which is the one people never bring up about The Rock because it was so bad.
3 His last meeting
While things could end up changing down the line, as it stands, his WrestleMania 32 match against Erick Rowan was the last of his career. But the segment ended up being gritty, as he came out and confronted the Wyatt Family, which led to a match against Rowan.
He immediately beat him in a steep squash, and after all the building and hype where fans thought he could compete with Bray Wyatt, things fell flat when that happened, which the public found trustworthy at best.
2 Dog poop match
Sometimes WWE decides to create brand new match concepts, and that was in 1999 when The Rock took on Davey Boy Smith. They are two talented men who could have easily had a great match together, instead WWE made it a dog poop match which was scary to watch.
It wasn’t a stipulation that caught on, to anyone’s surprise. But at the time, it was something that ended up being hard to watch for most fans who found the whole thing ridiculous. In the end, The Great One emerged victorious over The British Bulldog at No Mercy 1999. And what a disgusting match to fill the mid-card of a B-PPV.
1 Save the Roman Reigns
Arguably the most embarrassing and goofy moment of The Rock’s entire career took place at the 2015 Royal Rumble when he made a surprise comeback to help Roman Reigns. It was done as a family tie and was clearly intended to try and stop the public from booing Roman winning the match.
The company expected The Rock to receive such a standing ovation that the public would forget they didn’t want Reigns to win, but that’s not what happened. Instead, fans hated the segment, and the People’s Champion was also booed, and seeing him standing there with a confused look on his face was an odd situation to say the least.