Promo of the Day — Rock/Austin 11/12/01

From the go-home RAW heading into Survivor Series 2001. This is still one of my favorite promos to date, with an almost surreal "house show" feel that you don't see much nowadays; you give John Cena a mic and 15 minutes to fill and you're going to end up with weak self-deprecation and Call of Duty jokes. WWE also put this up on their own channel but I prefer the unbleeped version, you SSSS—SSSS—SSSSUMMMMMBITCH!
ZOMG, I so wish Rock would do Austin's podcast for a 16 part series.  It would be EPIC.  

Rock/Austin

Hey Scott, Not sure if you have had a chance to see the new Rock and Austin DVDs but I think you will be really impressed with the documentary portions. I used to work in TV Production (nbc sports, mlb network to name a few places) and stylistically speaking these two releases have to be the very best they have ever done from a production stand point. For one thing, they let the interviews breathe a little more, with no music in the background while people are talking. The graphics aren’t over the top (Sadly we don’t get the territories map they love to use in EVERY dvd project) but it’s just a very simple font to indicate the dates of certain matches. And more than anything there is no filler. They hit every monumental point in their respective careers and let the interviews speak for themselves, there isn’t even much voice over work just insustry experts talking about the careers of Rock and Austin. Looking forward to your review if you end up doing one, I do wish the match selection was better but both have had so many releases previously what can ya’ do you know?

Most importantly, does Brooklyn Brawler have a talking head segment in both DVDs?  Apparently for the Rock/Cena hype show they just recycled the Rock DVD footage, so it must have been pretty damn good.