WWE News: The Rock Getting Backstage Heat from His Peers

Gone Baby GoneContributerMarch 13, 2013

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com

The Rock is finding out that it’s not always good to be the king.

As you may have noticed, The Great One has been sporadically appearing on Raw for several weeks now.

Ultimately, he is promoting and shooting movies during his current WWE title run, which is catching the ire of several of his peers.

According to PWInsider.com (via WrestlingInc.com):

Many people backstage at RAW were talking about WWE Champion The Rock not being there. Several of The Rock's co-workers are upset at the fact that he's not going to be in attendance for 2 of the last big 4 shows going into WrestleMania 29. There was already some resentment over him being in the WrestleMania main event again but him not being there each week isn't helping things.

You can't blame his fellow wrestlers, as almost all of them are on the road every single day and are doing their best to make WrestleMania a success.

Don't get me wrong, I am certain that The Rock also wants the biggest pay-per-view of the year to be successful. However, he is really just a part-time guy that has already been WWE champion multiple times and left the company while he was at the top of his game.

Basically, at this point, The Rock is a nostalgia act who should be used in a featured main event at 'Mania and not in the final match. Yes, he is promotable and can draw a crowd, but having him as the WWE champ seems to have done more harm than good.

Many fans have been vocal about The Rock being given the honor of debuting the much anticipated, newly designed WWE title as well.

In the end, there is not much that can be done about The Brahma Bull's status. He came back to the WWE on his own accord and is attempting to give back to the company that made him. Sadly, it will never be looked at that way and he will most likely continue to get heat for weeks to come.