Boots to Asses: How 'The Rock' Brought Team Bring It (and The WWE Back To Life) chronicles Dwayne Johnson's controversial departure from and triumphant return to World Wrestling Entertainment in 2011.
Best selling author Michael Essany takes wrestling fans behind the scenes of WWE to explore what really motivated The Rock's return, how the John Cena feud will likely end, Vince McMahon's original plans for Sting (not The Rock), WWE's rumored "back-up" main event if The Rock or John Cena is injured before WM28, and what the WWE will do when The Rock is gone... again.
Featuring exclusive reports, interviews, and a few memorable excerpts from "The Rock vs. John Cena: The Real Story Behind The WWE Rivalry," this unauthorized eBook is a must read for The Rock's fans, WWE fanatics, and anyone who puts boots to asses on "Team Bring It."
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: The Rocky Road to Greatness
Chapter 2: Written in The Stars
Chapter 3: The Birth of ‘Team Bring It’
Chapter 4: Rocking a ‘Jealous’ Locker Room
Chapter 5: Headlining WrestleMania 28
Chapter 6: The Rock in Rare Form
Chapter 7: The Rock Wants Cena to Win?
Chapter 8: Rocking The Future of WWE
BOOK EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 2
"Written in The Stars" - the epic, chart-topping rap from Tinie Tempah - not only served as the memorable anthem for WrestleMania 27, it also stands as a fitting theme for the career of Dwayne Johnson - "The Rock."
In early 2011, after a seven year absence from the industry that made him an icon, Dwayne Johnson returned to WWE. And while his comeback drew international media attention - and, correspondingly, big bucks for the WWE - few outside observers had any true knowledge of how Johnson's return may have done significantly more than just electrify the masses. It may have also saved the WWE from what some called the beginning of a precipitous creative decline capable of potentially crippling the lone superpower of pro wrestling in short order.
BOOK EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 6
The Rock, in his first match back since heading for Hollywood seven years earlier, was in rare form at the Survivor Series. He showed little, if any, signs of ring rust. And, arguably, he proved himself to be one of the most athletic and technically sound wrestlers currently on the WWE roster.
With 17,000 New Yorkers chanting “You still got it” within the contest’s opening minutes, it was obvious that The Rock’s natural athletic talent wouldn’t skip a beat no matter how much time he had spent away from the squared circle.
And on that night, the unlikely tag team of John Cena and The Rock defeated (trounced, in fact) R-Truth and The Miz, all while the Madison Square Garden faithful booed Cena out of the building when not chanting “Rocky! Rocky!”
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