The Rock vs. Chris Benoit from WWE 2002

The Rock did a really weird homophobic promo with a mystery backstage interviewer before the match. It was weird. Very weird.

Anyway, the match was very fun. These two had really great in-ring chemistry and produced a really fun TV match despite the action clearly being an afterthought.

The real story going on here was the build to Rock vs. Brock at the upcoming Summerslam PPV. Brock came out towards the end of this match to distract Rock. It worked, but Rock managed to survive the Crippler Crossface and then finish Benoit cleanly with a Rock Bottom. (***1/2)


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