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Remember that time you showed up to your part-time job after having not been there for over three months and demanded a promotion in half a year?
What's that? That never happened?
Apparently, then, The Rock lives on a different planet than the rest of us because that's exactly what went down last night (July 23) at Raw 1000.
"The Great One" interrupted a back and forth promo between WWE Champion CM Punk and Daniel Bryan -- after Punk himself had interrupted Bryan's freak out session following being ditched at the altar by AJ -- to announce he was getting a WWE Championship title match at next year's Royal Rumble set for January 27 in Phoenix, AZ.
What exactly has The Rock done to warrant a crack at sports entertainment's highest honor?
Well, for one, he's The BEEPing Rock (shout out, D-O-Double G). He's probably the third most popular Superstar in WWE history behind "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan and the only WWE talent aside from Hogan to truly crack into the mainstream.
I would argue he's gone even further than the yellow and red monster ever did as most of Hogan's acting turns revolved around a "fish out of water" premise -- Surburban Commando, Mr. Nanny, etc. -- while The Rock actually lands gigs in movies which don't solely revolve around him.
Based on how much mainstream media hype surrounded his appearance at WrestleMania 28, putting The Rock in a title match on one of the "Big 4" pay-per-views would garner just as much attention.
Secondly, The Rock won that aforementioned match at WrestleMania, the main event of the show. And he did so against John Cena. I don't know about you but beating a Superstar the likes of Cena on the grandest stage of them all probably comes with a perk or two.
And it seems one of which is a WWE Championship title match.
Now the only question is... who will he face?