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Better on the mic: Rock vs Heyman

Discussion in 'Pro Wrestling Discussion' started by jml4life, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. jml4life Boom

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    The 2 best and everyone else is a distant memory
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  2. LEWIS540 .

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    Always found The Rock a little tiresome, tbh.
     
  3. Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Did you start watching wrestling in 1995?
     
  4. jml4life Boom

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    1998
     
  5. moonwolf Roadhouse All-U-Can-Eat Beef Rib Eating Champion

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    so then anything before 98 wouldn't be a distant memory, because u can't remember what u don't know.

    got it.
     
  6. jml4life Boom

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    Point is?
     
  7. moonwolf Roadhouse All-U-Can-Eat Beef Rib Eating Champion

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    u've pretty much illustrated the point.
     
  8. DoctorDeelon Brown Belt

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    The Rock whips everyone
     
  9. borntoloseNOT Brown Belt

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    Heyman has a legendsry mouth and could get an audience bloodthirsty for action, but Rock could go out there and make garbled animal noises if he wanted and make the audience love it, there is something to being so over you can't fail.
     
  10. Herwald Red Belt

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    Heyman's promos are good, but his voice is barely sufferable. So The Rock takes this. Especially when he was in stories written by Vince Russo, he just had the best stuff to say and go off on.
     
  11. the ambush Silver Belt

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  12. Jkillah Purple Belt

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    Yeah. Heyman is more articulate and can create a serious angle or storyline or otherwise drive a point home better on the mic.

    The Rock in his prime was much more charismatic than just about anyone.

    They have two very different strengths in their promos. I don't know how to classify which one is better. Heyman can be used for more things (manager/authority figure/etc...). The Rock could make himself a huge star and sell his PPV main event matches.
     
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  13. Jkillah Purple Belt

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    You missed some great promo guys from the 70s, 80s, and early 90s.

    Superstar Billy Graham, Dusty Rhodes, Jake Roberts, prime Ric Flair, prime Hogan, prime Roddy Piper, prime Randy Savage to name a few.

    You can find a lot of their promos on YouTube if you want to go back and see it, but it probably can't be as appreciated as being around when it first happened. Still though, with today's mic work largely being passionless crap, it's worth looking into if you are wrestling fan.
     
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  14. PRIDEWASBETTER Whatever it takes Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Especially as a face. It was just the same shit almost every interview with a few gems. Heel Rock was gold.
     
  15. borntoloseNOT Brown Belt

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    Jake Roberts' promos are of a type that after watching you'll question why you even bother watching today, that man was another level too!

    I have been watching the midsouth and Mid-Atlantic from 80s, alot of stumbling and tripping over words and even camera shyness, but even those very awkward promos at least felt real in the sense you were getting the words from the horses mouth. Felt like their own words and like actual athletes giving answers as they're being asked.
     
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    The Rock is top 3 all time on the mic.

    Heyman is not.
     
  17. El Dandy Serious Professional

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    Rock for getting himself over

    Heyman for getting his guy, his guy’s opponent, the angle, and the match, over.
     
  18. lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    I prefer paul but the tock is mlich better at entertaining a casual/ general audience and getting butts in seats. But sd other said, heyman does a more in depth sorry telling better
     
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  19. MariaKnightw White Belt

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    The Rock is a legend for me !
     
  20. PeakyBlinder Blue Belt

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    Two very good guys,I would say The Rock but imo theres not loads in it

    Been enjoying Dan Lamberts mic work too,although hes not in the leagues of Rock & Heyman
     
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