Crazy how “The Rock” character changed drastically after Wrestlemania 17

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    Almost the official burial of the attitude era rock . 500 dollar Versace wearing rock
     
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    what do you mean the end of the rock character? lol
     
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    shut up
     
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    What do you mean??


    he started to become more animated in his promos and hyper instead of the laid back slower talking promo style.

    Basically when he became Hollywood Rock. I don't have an exact moment as I was watching sporadically at that time.

    But take a look at his promo style in 98 to 2002..gimme a minute and I'll post some videos.

    98 promo



    2000 promo
     
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    The slower talking 500 dollar shirt Rock
     
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    I know op's vid is after wm17 in '01, but it made me think how I always found 02-04 Rock & Austin appearances kind of jarring. They'd both outgrown the company so much by that point it was odd seeing Rock have segments with Hurricane & Eugene, be in a 20-man battle for a title shot that consisted of mostly mid-carders, and even feuding with Evolution cause I consider Batista & Orton a whole generation apart from him. Ignoring his issues with the company, Austin seemed to be just doing random shyt outside of the 3rd Rock match.
     
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    He stopped wearing those shirts and that attire after he came back for Summerslam 01 after being gone post WM 17.
     
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    Austin after WM in 02 just seemed to be floundering. Random matches and a go nowhere feud with Ric Flair where the highlight was him pissing mustard on Arn Anderson.
     
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    I would rewind a bit further and say after the inVasion angle ended he was pretty directionless. He lost for the Alliance but was inexplicably a face after that, but he had lost all the juice he had during his heel run and was pretty much just cutting WHAT? promos and running lifeless angles and matches till he left the next summer. Nothing he did after Survivor Series 2001 was really any good, much less up to par for the work he had put out in the years prior.
     
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    Yep. The only thing that remotely stands out is the short lived Booker T feud.
     
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    Austin was certainly above that Sheriff Austin era. I knew he wanted to stay and still be active in the business but he was above that.
     
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    The Rock changed his character up almost every year

    '96: Rocky Maivia
    '97: Nation Rock
    '98-'99: Corporate Rock
    '99-'01: People's Champ

    After WM 17 like you said his promo style/look changed drastically.
    Then we got Hollywood Rock in 2003.
     
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    The Rock leaving in 2001 after WM 17 just started off a strange year in WWF/E
     
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    He stopped wearing the Versace shirts, 400 dollar sunglasses and started dressing more modest.. Wearing the standard WWE Rock shirts and sweats.. Plus his promo style like another cat said. He seemed to have been just shooting off the hip and less relying on his catchphrases
     
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    let Conrad and JR tell it tho it was a dejected audience who didn’t wanna boo Good ol’ Stone Cold
     
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