WWE News: New Plans for The Rock's Involvement at Extreme Rules

Gone Baby GoneContributerMarch 8, 2013

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com

With WrestleMania just a few weeks away, many have been wondering what will be in store for The Rock after "The Granddaddy of Them All."

As previously noted (here), The Rock was not going to participate in May's Extreme Rules pay-per-view due to a scheduling conflict.

Now, it appears that has changed, according Wrestling Observer Newsletter (via WrestlingInc.com): "WWE Champion The Rock has now agreed to work a number of post-WrestleMania dates for WWE, including the May 19th Extreme Rules pay-per-view in St. Louis."

The Rock has his haters; however, I don't see how fans can still be upset with him, especially after this news. Ultimately, he is giving back to the fans and company that made him. We should embrace the fact that he is back, even if it's only part time.

Keep in mind that if the WWE was confident enough in its current stars, it wouldn't keep relying on people like The Rock, Brock Lesnar, and John Cena. I should note that Cena is not a part-timer, but he is heavily relied on by the company.

That being said, I feel the WWE needs to put more focus on building future stars instead of relying on older wrestlers. Yes, most of them can still go in the ring, but the time will come when they won't be able to, and the WWE may be screwed.

In the end, I am happy to hear that The Rock was able to work something out for Extreme Rules. Now there is some added intrigue to the Rock-Cena WrestleMania match, and it doesn't seem as predictable.