Slobberknocker: Empty Arena Match

Posted: March 23, 2012 by Keith Stone in videos
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Smackdown Hotel, corner of Know Your Role Boulevard and Jabroni Drive. No, Mankind can’t talk. He’s a little tied up right now.

With Wrestlemania less than two weeks away, there’s no better time to look back at some of the classic matches the Rock has had. The Empty Arena Match against Mankind has to be right at the top. Shown during halftime of Super Bowl XXXIII and filmed in an empty Tucson Arena, the duo battled their way in a falls count anywhere contest for the WWF Title. In 20 minutes, just about everything you could ask for in a match occurs. McMahon returning to the commentary table and simultaneously shilling for the WWF and rooting for the Rock in the most homoerotic way possible. Mankind falling down several sets of stairs. The Rock shoving Mankind into an oven and asking, “Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?” Mankind attacking the Rock with a bag of popcorn. All the while, Earl Hebner barely cracks a smile while the Rock is putting together a comedic performance that rivals Jim Carrey in the 80’s. Classic ending too with some fantastic camera work. Nobody but these two guys could pull off quite a match.

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