Best WWE face: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson or Hulk Hogan? | The Tylt
Best WWE face: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson or Hulk Hogan?
Is professional wrestling a fake sport? That's arguable, but the heroes who hail from the WWE are very real. Fans celebrate every win and grieve every loss when their favorite wrestlers take a step into the squared circle. The faces of the WWE give fans someone to root for, a performer who embodies everything that is good in the world and shows there's always a good guy around to save the day.
Faces drive the popularity of the sport with their athleticism and charisma. Kids and adults line the walls with their posters and other memorabilia, paying tribute to their status at the top of the WWE. Without the faces, there is no professional wrestling, and the Tylt wants to know who your favorite hero of the WWE. This matchup features two industry legends: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Hulk Hogan.
In one corner, we have the The Rock A.K.A. People's Champion, who fought a back-and-forth match with Bruno Sammartino in the first round of the bracket and came out victorious. In the other corner, there's the real American hero Hulk Hogan, who overcame Dusty "The American Dream" Rhodes with 60 percent of the vote in his first round matchup. Who will survive and advance to the final round?
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There have been superstars in the WWE before, but there was no one bigger than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. From his iconic entrance music to his athletic performances in the ring, Johnson took his popularity in pro wrestling and transcended to mainstream megastardom that had never been seen before.
Johnson may have strayed from his face role into heeldom a few times but his time as a hero lit the WWE on fire, even during one of the most popular eras of professional wrestling. Johnson wasn't just a star—he was the star. Do you smell what the Rock is cooking?
He may have been one of the best athletes on WWE roster (Johnson was a national championship football player at the University of Miami), but his mic work was what made him legendary. When he wasn't smoking jabronies in the ring, he was killing them in promos. No one could turn a phrase or create a catchphrase out of thin air like Johnson. Don't you think? IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK.
There were heroes, and then there was the Hulkster. After defeating the hated Iron Sheik, Hulk Hogan became a household name. With his army of Hulkamaniacs, Hogan would dominate the WWE for over four years. He would ride his support to incredible victories against some of the sport's greatest opponents, including Andre the Giant and King Kong Bundy.
Hogan established himself as the all-American superhero, frequently waving the flag around as he lay waste to the villains that dared to threaten the company. There were many good guys in professional wrestling, but there weren't any heroes more wholesome than Hogan.
Train, say your prayers and eat your vitamins—words every Hulk Hogan fan knows by heart. Hogan created a no-nonsense moral character that every kid wanted to be, and every parent wanted them to be.
There were no underhanded tactics when it came to Hogan. He took his opponent's best shot, and came back stronger, gaining power from the thousands of fans screaming in the arena. He may have been the only performer in the ring, but Hogan always had the millions of Hulkamaniacs there with him, bemoaning every loss and celebrating every win.