The 4 Important Shit Tests Rocky Balboa Passed To Win Adrian

Television and movie wives have been a staple in the fabric of American entertainment for as long as any of us can remember.  From Carol Brady to Joanna Eberhart to Skyler White, these women have influenced western culture for decades.  But as the years passed, masculine traits began to seep into their personas like a slow poison and before we knew it the on-screen traditional American Housewife was extinct.  It wasn’t long before women in the U.S. predictably followed suit.  A quick look at the steep decline over the last 60 years sheds light on this runaway train.

Leave It To Beaver

The 50s and 60s gave us June Cleaver, the gold standard of what a wife should be.  Doting, nurturing, and supportive, Mrs. Cleaver was the picture of femininity and grace. Her loyalty and deference to her protective, capable husband was the blueprint for women to emulate if they wanted a chance at a happy and fulfilling life as a domesticated homemaker.

The Cosby Show

Clair Huxtable was the TV wife of the 80s but this is where we start to see a noticeable change.  While it’s presumed that Cliff is the de facto head of household, it becomes rather clear that Mrs. Huxtable is the man of the house. When there was discourse in the family Cliff stepped in a precious few times while Claire was the judge, jury, and executioner much more often than not.  The icing on the cake was that she, of all things, was a lawyer (and we all know how happy and fulfilled female attorneys are).

King Of Queens

The late 90s and early 2000s all but put the nail in the coffin of the traditional on screen housewife by force feeding Carrie Heffernan down our collective throats.  The witty Mrs. Heffernan was a slick talking, fist pumping paralegal with a brash attitude and a short temper.  She undoubtedly wore the pants in this relationship which was evident from the very beginning.  Carrie’s only redeeming qualities were her perky tits and ample ass but weight gain quickly diminished her aesthetically pleasing figure. Surprise, surprise.

Last of a dying breed

One of the last great television/movie wives makes her first appearance in the 1976 motion picture, Rocky.  This timid but cute pet shop employee that stole Rocky’s heart is none other than Adrian Pennino, who later became who we all know as Adrian Balboa. Most of us know the Rocky story but few acknowledge the true reasons she played such an important role in his life.  One of those reasons was that she was a quality woman.

The Stallion running solid game

When Adrian met Rocky she was a shy, young, pretty girl with a submissive demeanor.  Best of all, she hadn’t so much as gotten in line to ride the carousel.  Yes, gentlemen, Adrian was a virgin.  Now Rocky wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed but even he recognized that women like her were becoming increasingly rare so he did what any man would do and took her off the market immediately.

Adrian enthusiastically took to her role as Rocky’s girl as would any woman in love.  Aside from cooking the meat he famously tenderized with his fists, she studiously tended to his aches and pains from training, enthusiastically offered him post-training sex, and supported him when he doubted his ability to go the distance in his upcoming fight against the heavyweight champion of the world, Apollo Creed. All of this was before she became his wife. Adrian added real value to Rocky’s life because she followed his lead and seemed to be the genuine article as far as quality women go.

The other reason Adrian brought the best out of Rocky is one that is oft missed by the blue pill masses.  As innocent and rare as the future Mrs. Balboa seemed to be, let’s not forget one important factor: she was a woman.  And while every woman is unique in her own way, their operating systems are identical. That is, all women shit test! From the most chaste Madonnas to the sluttiest whores, all women are programmed to test your mettle as a man.  The reason for this is simple: if a woman is going to invest 9 months of her life carrying a man’s seed, she’s going to make damn sure that he has strong, masculine genes that will be passed on to her offspring.  As a result, her operating system kicks in and employs a series of tests to ensure that he is a worthy donor.

Now keep in mind that most of the time this is all done on a subconscious level. When a dominant alpha male gives her ‘gina tingles, she’s seldom thinking thoughts like “This man is displaying masculine traits that I want passed on to my young.  I must mate with him.”  All she knows is that she wants to be fucked stupid and her hamster is in overdrive searching for reason to justify it.  She is utterly incapable explaining her insatiable desire for all of her holes to be plundered by alpha cock but her OS is on auto pilot making sure she isn’t about to be impregnated by some spineless beta.  Concepts like “shit test” and “cock carousel” hadn’t been given actual names until recently but you can bet your salty man juice makers that they were all too prominent back in the 70s.

That said here are the 4 most important shit tests of one Adrian Balboa.

Shit Test #1: His way of life

Adrian:  “Why do you wanna fight?”

Rocky:  “Because I can’t sing or dance!”

Right off the bat she tests his manhood by challenging his lifestyle early on during their first date.  The answer Rocky gives her is brilliant because it sets the tone for the relationship.  His response tells her in no uncertain terms “Well that’s a silly question, so I’ll give a silly answer.”  He does what he wants and doesn’t feel the need to justify this to her or anyone else.  Alpha move, Stallion.  He passes her shit test with flying colors and is handsomely rewarded with her virginity.  (see: Shit Test #2)

Shit Test #2: My brother is my keeper

So now Adrian has the tingles and finds herself in Rocky’s apartment.  The slut shields are definitely up as she goes full throttle with some of the most impressive, rapid fire LMR (last-minute resistance) I’ve ever seen.  We all know that LMR is just another shit test and so did the Italian Stallion. So he summons his inner Don Juan and systematically disarms every layer of her defenses.

Adrian: “ I wanna let my brother know where I am.  I think he might be worried.”

Rocky:  “I’ll call your brother.”

<Rocky flings open the window>

Rocky:  “Yo Paulie!!!!  Your sister’s with me!!!  I’ll call ya later!!!”

Well played.  Adrian knows damn well that Paulie was probably too drunk to care about much of anything.  She’s standing by the door so she’s definitely hesitant about the situation she’s in but she’s still there.  Her hamster is out of control waiting to be satiated.  Rocky, who is completely relaxed on his couch, stays in the set.

Adrian:  “I don’t belong here.”

Rocky:  “It’s alright—you’re my guest.”

Adrian:  “I’ve never been in a man’s apartment before.”

Rocky:  “They’re all the same.” <gesturing>

This was handled beautifully with gentle, well placed sarcasm.  Her snowflaking (yes, virgins snowflake too) doesn’t phase him in the least. She’s sitting with him at this point so her defenses are weakening.  Being keenly aware of this, Rocky moves in for the kill:

Adrian:  “I don’t think I’m comfortable.  I should leave.”

<Adrian stands up>

Rocky:  “But I’m willin’ to make the best of this uncomfortable situation”

<Adrian moves to the door.  Rocky intercepts her>

Rocky:  <softly>  “Would you take off your glasses?”

Adrian:  <dumbfounded>  “What?”

Rocky:  “The glasses….please.”

<Rocky removes her glasses>

Adrian:  <timidly>  “T-Thank you.”

Rocky:  “Do me another favor?”

Adrian:  “What?”

Rocky:  “Could ya take off that hat?”

<Adrian takes off her hat and becomes rather attractive>

Rocky:  “I always knew you was pretty”

Adrian:  “Don’t tease me…”

…and she was his for the taking.  Masterful escalation by the champ. He had a clear understanding that Adrian’s introverted disposition combined with her lack of sexual experience meant he would have to gently and carefully escalate lest he scare his prey away.

The look in a woman’s eyes when LMR is destroyed

Throughout the exchange her body language quickly went from “no” to “yes”.  Even when she made an “attempt” to leave she offered little resistance when Rocky intercepted her at the door.  She wanted to be taken as all women do. As soon as she lost her hat and those horrific glasses, her deflowering was a foregone conclusion.  Adrian never stood a chance.

Shit Test #3: Apollo is bad for your health

Fast forward 6 months.  Rocky is basking in the afterglow of his new found celebrity after nearly pulling off the greatest upset in the history of boxing since Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston in 1964. Things could not be better.  He’s got a little extra coin from his share of the purse from the Creed fight, Adrian is now his wife and pregnant with his child, and he is Philadelphia’s new favorite son.  Life is pretty damn good.

But it’s not long before the money runs dry and the Balboas fall on hard times.  Rocky’s provider instinct kicks in and tells him to get back in the ring to support his growing family.   And wouldn’t you know it, the perfect opportunity to drops into his lap when Apollo Creed challenges him to a rematch that would be worth millions.  Slam dunk, right?

Wrong.  The newly minted Mrs. Balboa forbids her husband to trade punches with the champion because she’s “worried about his long term health”.  While this is very noble of her, this is simply another shit test.  No woman in her right mind would prohibit her husband from accepting an opportunity to set the family for life financially.  Sure, Adrian pouts and protests but her hamster secretly wants Rocky to defy her and maintain his alpha status to reassure her that the decision she made to willingly accept his seed was the correct one.

Her hamster gets its wish and true to form she throws a fit (another shit test). But like the true alpha he is, Rocky stays the course. Adrian eventually comes around (as women who belong to alphas always do) and watches her husband become the new heavyweight champion of the world, forever changing their lives.

Shit Test #4: You can’t win!

The last and final shit test administered by Mrs. Balboa was the most significant because Rocky is literally risking his life having agreed to fight his most deadly opponent, Ivan Drago.  At 6’6” and 260 lbs, Drago was a lightening quick fighter with super human strength.  That strength was on full display when he killed Apollo Creed in an exhibition bout.


Drago kills Creed

Balboa and Creed became best friends when they joined forces to help Rocky regain the heavyweight title he lost to another fierce opponent, Clubber Lang.  When Apollo died in the ring at the hands of Drago, Rocky’s objective was clear:  avenge his fallen comrade.

When Adrian learns of his decision, she hits him with everything she’s got to try to talk him out of it.  She broke out the heavy artillery telling him this fight was suicide among other things.  She even tells him “You can’t win!”  Brutal. But Rocky Balboa is a true alpha and regardless of what the love of his life thought, said, or did, he knew he had to stick to his guns.  Fresh out of options, she pulls a last second power move and tells Rocky she would not be going with him to Moscow to support him ringside.  This, gentlemen, is a major league shit test.  Even the most battle-hardened Super Alpha would be hard pressed to admit that he didn’t, at the very least, reconsider his decision.  Remember, he’s been married this woman for years and truly loves her so it could not have been easy to get on that plane by himself.  But like before, Rocky stays true to his task and starts his journey alone.  And like before, Adrian rushes to his side and cheers him to victory.


While it’s common knowledge amongst ROK readers that women aren’t as necessary as they once were for a man’s long term success and fulfillment, there’s no denying that a good woman has the potential to increase a man’s value as well as his quality of life.  Don’t get me wrong, banging sluts is great fun—there are plenty to go around and the abundant supply isn’t dwindling any time soon.  But when a man gets his hands on a decent woman who understands and abides by traditional sex roles, has no discernible signs of having ridden the carousel, and finds legitimate joy in pleasing him, it would be to his advantage to let her stick around for a while.  Rocky understood this and acted accordingly.

Now Adrian could certainly be a handful as we’ve seen above.  But make no mistake about the fact that she tipped the balance in her husband’s favor in the two most difficult fights of his life.  Never forget that before Adrian showed Rocky her support for his rematch against Creed, Rocky wasn’t giving it all he had during his training.  The fact that his new wife didn’t have his back visibly affected him.  Ready or not he was getting in that ring because it was what he had to do as a man. But if he continued his half-assed training, Apollo would have most assuredly ended Balboa’s career, or worse. It wasn’t until Adrian told him she wanted him to win did he train with the conviction necessary to dethrone the champion.  The same thing happened in Russia.  Rocky started his journey alone but Adrian’s physical presence gave him the extra resolve to beat Drago.

Few titles in this world are more alpha than Heavy Weight Champion of the World.  The money, fame, and status that comes along with this title is more than enough to satisfy the hypergamy of the vast majority of woman.  But regardless of title, wealth, or social standing, women will always be women and the shit tests are coming.  Count on it.  Rocky loved his Adrian but his mission came before her and it showed.  As a result, she grew more attracted to him with every shit test he passed.  Even when he risked his life by fighting Ivan Drago, Adrian couldn’t help but be more drawn to him, win or lose (Roissy Maxim #200:  Chicks dig guys willing to risk an early, gruesome death.  Expendability is a DHV).

But what if Rocky tried to justify himself when Adrian questioned his way of life or gave up trying to close the deal when she threw up that epic LMR?  And what if he backed out of the rematch against Creed or caved into her demands to throw in the towel against Drago?  Chances are he would never have had the spectacular life he was afforded as a result of failing her shit tests.  Sure, he may have been able to accomplish a few minor goals here and there but Adrian’s attraction and devotion to him would have been gravely compromised.  On the other hand he may have had a great life had he never met her.  Being a single, rich, champion prize fighter would have offered him unlimited access to the paradise of poon.  As awesome as that life would be let’s not kid ourselves here fellas—nothing feels better than having a quality woman in your corner. But if you want a quality woman you have got to be alpha because all. women. are. like. that.  Even the rarest of snowflakes like Adrian Balboa.

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94 thoughts on “The 4 Important Shit Tests Rocky Balboa Passed To Win Adrian”

  1. Nice breakdown. I hadn’t considered the shit-tests in those movies until you pointed them out. It’s almost embarrassing to have missed these aspects of human interaction when they’ve been part of Hollywood for decades.

    1. You probably weren’t thinking in those terms when you watched those movies. I know I wasn’t.

    2. Check out the last few minutes of ‘Wake Me Up When It’s Over’.
      The Captain tells the lady the way it’s going to be and get in the jeep if she agrees, if not, keep walking.’
      She gets in the jeep.

  2. Brilliant. Women should follow her lead, but they wont. Being fat and slutty and drunk is top priority now.

    1. In your experience, maybe. Are you a chubby-chaser or…
      BTW before you shit on people for being fat, you might want to BEGIN your education by watching the documentary “Fed Up” (Which is scientifically verified and the diets offered have been proven to work, it’s just that it requires really, REALLY knowing what you’re getting intto just how hard it is to find a doctor and nutrionist that will truly help you in this areas based on some really fucking weird loopholes the sugar industry uses to worm their way into weakening the entire structure of public health.
      Children don’t design ads for sugary substances, children don’t even buy them. They just eat them. So if you’re a child who at 12 years old now has diabetes and is extremely overweight and has metabolic issues, how much of your fault is it?

  3. You forgot the part where Rocky raises his arms to the doorframe like a preening chimp to show off his massive guns.

    1. That wasn’t a response to a specific shit test tho, was it? I remember there was an interaction there, but I forget the specifics.

      1. He rudely flexed his biceps at her. This was 1976 after all, quite provocative. Only outdone by his stellar performance in Rambo Part II, where we get a glimpse of Stallon’s awesome physique when the Russian arch-villain hoists him up on “the rack” before threatening him with his own red-hot “Rambo Knife”. Not a smart move on the part of the Russian interrogator…
        Our armed forces should be more Rambo and less Rainbow if we think we are going to tangle with Putin’s stooges.

        1. “Murdock…I’m coming to get you”. What ever happened to action movies?

    I have been watching the Rocky movies since I was a kid and now as an adult this article blew my mind. Fantastic article. I never thought I’d start saying “pull a Rocky” with an “Adrian (virgin)”
    But let’s all admit that was Rocky 5 was a travesty…

    1. I actually didn’t like Rocky 4 as much until this article. Five was a complete disaster.

      1. I must be the only person on Earth who liked Rocky 5. I thought it was a lot better than 4, which didn’t feel like a Rocky movie to me. Four was too outlandish, what with Drago’s superhuman training and the robot.

        1. 4 was too 80’s, too ridiculous in it’s characatures of the Soviets, etc… but it did have a decent storyline. The story outline was good, the character writing was terrible.
          5 had no point to it. We’re supposed to see Rocky in retirement and enjoy seeing that? Nope.

        2. That’s a good description of 4, it was that ’80s feel. It was just too cheesy.
          Maybe it would have worked if they had him retire, face some obstacles and then make a comeback. Rocky is the underdog, after all. I know they did that in Rocky Balboa, and it worked really well.

  5. yup, I totally failed shit test #3 with my ex. Retrospect and all that, I should have never left the military.

  6. If I only knew all those past disasters were shit tests…
    You see folks, even if you are not into game, stuff like this needs to be shared with young fellows.

  7. Most Hollywood movies are garbage when portraying male-female interactions. Han Solo, Start wars..Rhett Butler, Gone with the Wind..Charlie Harper, 2 and a half men

    1. In the end any movie is still fiction. It’s a bad idea to get all your life lessons from movies. All you should get from them is entertainment and (rarely) inspiration.

  8. The worst male character in recent memory was Ray Romano. I used to think the show was funny, but he exemplified the bumbling man-child husband as shown on TV.

    1. What strikes me about that show is the way heir house is enormous and filled to the brim with crap. Every surface with something on it, flowers, post-its, knickknacks, lamps, you name it. fussy little curtains on the front door. Fussy little wood borders on the cupboards. Fabric everywhere. Dial up an episode on youtube and notice the amount of visual noise in the background.
      Then the women complain about how much housework they have to do. All that dusting. Guess what’s causing that, babe. Saw this “dream bathroom” in a magazine, once, frilly lace all over it. You know all that lace is going to smell like crap after just a few days, right?

      1. Further to my original comment. Check out this shot
        Note how everybody is wearing browns, everybody visual fades into the background … except for the wife. Look at this moment a few seconds later
        and here
        Ray’s mom may as well be wearing camo, her outline is so effectively obscured. She may as well be that cupboard visible over her shoulder. There’s one other person who isn’t similarly faded into the background.
        The other wife. Whatshername.
        Once you see, you can’t un-see.

        1. That’ why people with some money have maids.
          Beauty = work; true for women, cars and houses

    2. Patricia Heaton’s current show, The Middle, is better on this. Her character’s husband still shows some weakness to her, but he has most of the control over the marriage and is upfront with his opinions, and the children consider him to be in charge of the household (there was a whole episode about this point).

      1. I was going to mention this show. Mike (Neil Flynn) is a much better husband/father role model than the men on most other sitcoms. Sometimes he is checked out and lets his wife have too much control, but in a lot of scenarios it seems like he knows she’ll just wear herself out with her nonsense and lets her do that to defuse a situation instead of taking the effort to lay down the law.

        1. Yeah, he’s definitely closer to the more traditional male role in that show. He works hard to support his family and cares deeply for his children, but he’s still hard enough that he doesn’t have to act like a child all the time.
          That relationship is portrayed better than the one on ABC’s other big Wednesday show, Modern Family, where Claire is the smart, stable one and Phil is childish and constantly messes up in life, only to be set right by Claire.

      2. I was curious about this to and I wikipediad Patricia Heaton a long time ago and apparently she’s very Catholic and anti-abortion. So my analysis tells me leftist Hollywood had to make the least Hollywood woman into the epitome of leftist cuntism to make a point

    3. Sheldon Cooper is the most Alpha man on TV. He even makes Amy sign a girlfriend agreement.

    4. Agreed.
      The title “Everybody Loves Raymond” really meant “Everybody Loves To Shit On Raymond” this is when the growing population of men in america who had no dignity and no self respect hit critical mass, and such an insulting show were readily assimilated and accepted by the viewers.

    5. How about Homer Simpson? This cartoon shithead is the blue pill fat ass man loser extraordinaire, we need more leave it to beaver style media.

    6. Especially that one episode where he said or did something dumb and had to spend the rest of the show sucking up and grovelling to get back in her good books.
      She did have a nice rack though.
      Mad About You was even worse.

  9. I want a women like Andria. Sweet, shy, submissive, nurturer, great mother to my children, ect….. Too bad women like her don’t exist anymore =(

    1. They absolutely do… just not in the West. There seem to be some rare exceptions in the US south. Mama Kay from Duck Dynasty springs to mind, though she apparently got trucker hips after menopause- if you look behind the scripted interactions, you see a Christian woman who supported her husband through his alcoholism, cheating, being born again, becoming successful then becoming super successful. Though her looks and figure faded, she’s a very good example of the happiness that marriage can bring to both partners.

    2. I got mine in Mexico 26 years ago. It helps if they grew up dirt poor.
      Don’t take one who grew up in front of a TV or has her own cell phone. Only the very smallest town or pueblo. We got 4 kids and she is still here, so something must have worked.

      1. This is the money post. The convenience of modern life has been the downfall of western women. Feminism is a large part of it but feminism would die quickly without falsely inflated salaries for women and “cheats” that make the life of women so easy. Some of the “cheats” are fast food, prepared food i.e. dinner in a box, social media, tv, misguided church lives for women, women thinking they are a prize won by a man instead of a partner with specific duties etc etc
        Very, very few quality women exist in the west. With the exception of EXTREMELY rural women, mormons, and a few religious southerners. My only hope to find a good woman freshly here from some third world country or go abroad.

      2. Yup- my wife is from a little mountain village in Brazil. All the looks, none of the carousel. Only downside is that I swear she gets pregnant every time she washes my underwear. Fertile Myrtle. Still, our boys are awesome, and doing well with a traditional 2-parent household, even with many years of constant translation errors between the Mrs. and me.

      3. Growing up poor seems to help a lot. The best women I’ve dated were all poor, and the worst were all well off, overprivileged preppies.

  10. That’s right, he only had to pass four important shit tests. Just four. Not a hundred plus as is common with females these days.

    1. thats because modern man fail. So the women try and try and try…all in the hopes he may one day grow up. That’s rare.

      1. More like: “try and try and try… all in the hopes [he may one day put her in her place the way she wants.] That’s rare [because men have been forcibly emasculated by western white knight culture.]”

    2. So true.
      I was gaming one girl a year or so ago — a Latina, who just couldn’t help herself with the never ending shit test. I think she was the Willy Wonka of shit tests, the Everlasting Shit Test Gobstopper! This was our third meetup for drinks, and a bang, which I was sure was in the cards that evening.
      I think I was up to shit test #12, when she hit unlucky 13 and tried to call me out for asking a long time bartender acquaintance (a cute Russia blonde) about an obvious recent change in a personal situation.
      Batter up!
      “We’re done here,” I calmly said as I started to walk out on her.
      “Wait? What’s the matter?” she puzzled back.
      “You need to leave…. NOW!” I demanded.
      I belted that chica outta that club (it’s a small one and I know everyone there) faster than she could say, “wha, whaaa, whaaaaattt?” Then in an unrestrained, “fuck you” move, I called our out and flipped her off as as she drove out of the parking lot in full view of my boys, and I think one of the staff.
      Immature perhaps. But I drew a line, and I wanted her to know in know uncertain terms that she had harangued the wrong guy. I was no chump and she wasn’t going to waste any more of my time.
      I’m not a zero-tolerance shit test guys, but now it’s 3 strikes and yer out!

      1. Instead of getting mad, why not give her what she wants? Withdraw your attention and set her up with the biggest scumbag, limpdick asshole you know. Sit back and enjoy the lulz.

  11. Actually the answer to all these should be: shit test #1 question – Not really your concern, I like to fight so stop asking. Shit test #2 queston – I thought you were a grown woman, if not get out. we’re both adults I don’t do guardians. shit test #3 – see answer to question 1, it’s who I am I told you not to ask again. shit test #4 question – see my answer to questions 1 and 3. Stop fucking asking! I’m a fighter and you knew this going in…that’s it I’m done with you. you keep asking the same damn questions about me being a fighter and the only reason you’re concerned is if I die the money train runs out for you. I’m a fighter you knew this from day 1!

    1. Yeah… that doesn’t demonstrate value. Unless value is being a whinging little bitch.

  12. sorry, shit test #1 is incorrect.
    Adrian: “Why do you wanna fight?”
    Rocky: “Because I can’t sing or dance!”
    Actually. It was:
    :”Why do you wanna fight?”
    “Why do you think?”
    “You can’t sing or dance?”
    Adrian was the one that used the line. He did have pretty good game, but what he actually said was every bit as good.

  13. Real Rocky might have kept Adrian around after rising to the top but he’d at least have three or four girls on the side. And Adrian’s so soft, any kid with five pubes on his sack could handle her.
    James Hunt in Rush is more realistic but by no means are the women in that movie good role-models for our daughters and sisters. But it’s a good movie.
    Anyone see Lakeview Terrace and not want to murder the white husband? How has it gotten this bad?

    1. Stallone wrote rocky screenplays himself.
      If he wanted to have 3-4 girls on the side he would have made it so. He also knew about LMR and other shit tests -> Stallone was kick-ass, even back then and even off-screen.

    1. Intelligence and wisdom are very different things. People would do well to remember that. Just because someone is the reigning trivia night champion does not mean they can give you any meaningful life advice, and some of the most profound knowledge of the world comes from those considered dumb.

  14. I disagree that we should disassociate Rocky’s ascension to greatness from Adrian. The Adrian/Rocky story line made this not just a great boxing film, but a great film in general. Up to the point that he meets her in that pet shop, he’s just a washed up amateur who blames the world (and Mick) for his lack of success.
    You might think that his first victory came when he tied Apollo, but I would argue his first victory came when he grew some balls and started spitting game on Adrian. She was his first victory, and she provided the needed encouragement that he could succeed no matter what obstacle was put in his way. It’s a theme that resonates from the first Rocky all the way to the sixth. (Rocky Balboa)
    My major concern is whether or not Rocky could even succeed in the year 2014. Adrian, the hapless loser that Rocky made into a great woman, would be so inundated by pseudo-praise and attention from her iPhone that she probably wouldn’t pay any time to the unemployed, dumb, “creepy” jock that hangs around her pet shop everyday talking to the turtles. The complement that Rocky gave her about being pretty would have held zero weight today.

    1. “Adrian, the hapless loser that Rocky made into a great woman, would be
      so inundated by pseudo-praise and attention from her iPhone that she
      probably wouldn’t pay any time to the unemployed, dumb, “creepy” jock
      that hangs around her pet shop everyday talking to the turtles. The
      complement that Rocky gave her about being pretty would have held zero
      weight today.”
      Boom! Headshot. If I may, you should really expand this into a submission for RoK.

      1. Don’t forget, nowadays Adrian would also be about twenty pounds overweight.

    2. …but if you happen to be a woman with a quiet, shy mindset who isn’t attached to how society is today–maybe a guy who is kind would not go unnoticed?

  15. Quote:” While it’s common knowledge amongst ROK readers that women aren’t as necessary as they once were for a man’s long term success and fulfillment, there’s no denying that a good woman has the potential to increase a man’s value as well as his quality of life.  Don’t get me wrong, banging sluts is great fun—there are plenty to go around..”
    This is very well stated. This is the difference of having a good woman by your side vs. being a needy mangina who is unable to function at all unless he has a female in his life.

  16. the more masculine a man is the more feminie his woman will be. the more feminie u are the more masculine she will be.

  17. Quote: “Nothing feels better than having a quality woman in your corner. But if you want a quality woman you have got to be alpha because all. women. are. like. that.  Even the rarest of snowflakes like Adrian Balboa.”
    The trouble is finding a good women today. The United States is an empty shell of was once a great nation, but cultures are failing one by one world wide.

  18. What about her shit test in Rocky 3 when he’s training in Long Beach with Apollo: “There is no tomorrow!” She breaks him down but he responds like a stallion and shows he has the courage to jump into his training with two feet.

  19. Interesting analysis that definitely shines a thoughtful light in the movies. I liked the first twenty Rocky movies.

  20. Rocky is one of my all time favourite characters, and one of the most inspiring masculine characters in cinema. I never get tired of watching those training sequences, and the sound track is pure magic. It’s become embedded in the DNA of every guy who watched the movies as a kid. I dare any man with a drop of testosterone in his body to listen to the Rocky sound track during a workout and not feel instantly motivated to kick butt, or, in the immortal words of Micky the coach, ‘to eat thunder and crap lightning’.
    Where are those great heroes nowadays? Where are the Rockies or equivalents that would make your adrenaline pump and make you want to bust your ass to reach a goal? All men are being fed nowadays are cringe worthy characters, scum bags and homosexuals.
    This was a great analysis. Indeed Rocky would not have been at his best without Adrian’s committed support. The look in her eyes when she tells him ‘win!’ and the bell is heard in the background, still gives me goose bumps.
    Damn, next time my main girl brings da movies I’m telling her to get Rocky I & II .. haha.

    1. “Where are those great heroes nowadays?”
      The main characters in the movie “Warrior” come to mind.
      That movie made me almost cry… almost…

    2. Well, maybe modern heroes are more real and humane than Rocky..? Watch movies like When Harry met Sally or even crazy comedies like Along came Polly and there you see: modern heroes are willing to compromise and even do “silly” things to get The Girl, because they are in love and they understand that compromises are needed.. I also like movies like Cable Guy: the guy goes through a LOT to get the woman of his dreams – and yes, he also does “masculine” thing by saving her.. I dont like Rocky movies. They are shallow and I must say Rocky sounds like a really selfish guy. And he is very domineering. He should pay attention to what his wife say. When people marry, they can no longer say: “My health is just for me to decide..” Married people do sacrifices, they quit boxing etc.. if it is too dangerous.. because they LOVE their families.

  21. Is there any way I can get some help dealing with a shit test I a more specific situation?

  22. wow just wow i just can’t believe what iread – you’re condoning (TRIGGER WARNING) rape in number 2! !!!!

  23. This is so right on…women even if they are genuinely nice will shit test you like crazy. Never EVER look for SUPPORT from ANYONE either they be your friends, family, gf, wife, sister, brother. The only strength you need to rely on is INNER STRENGTH.

  24. “But when a man gets his hands on a decent woman who understands and abides by traditional sex roles, has no discernible signs of having ridden the carousel, and finds legitimate joy in pleasing him, it would be to his advantage to let her stick around for a while.”
    Except when men embrace the pump and dump philosophy as a collective, women are ruined. So, “gentlemen”, good luck finding that needle in the haystack.

  25. What’s even more surprising to think about is what this article completely missed.
    Sly Stallone, way back when he wrote “Rocky” new all about women’s shit tests and how to pass them, well enough that he wrote it into his script, providing a little education to his male viewers about dating. Not too shabby.

  26. Hearts on Fire! Strong Desire!
    I fucking love that song. Gonna train to that shit tomorrow.

  27. I’ve learned a lot about the red pill lately. What a life changer. Now I know all I need to know to succeed and be happy. All I have to do is kill my empathy for women. Also, when I become alpha, it won’t matter whether I can write or my verb tenses are all over the place, and I will know that anyone who points this out is just shit testing me.

  28. I’ve learned a lot about the red pill lately. What a life changer. Now I know all I need to know to succeed and be happy. All I have to do is kill my empathy for women. Also, when I become alpha, it won’t matter whether I can write or my verb tenses are all over the place, and I will know that anyone who points this out is just shit testing me.

  29. Life is going to be so much easier for me now that I know that one woman is the same as another. Whether they really are doesn’t matter so much, of course. What really matters is that they will appear this way, once I have thoroughly broken my ingrained habit of thinking of them as human. Once I acquire the discipline to view them all as interchangeable and equally worthless, I will be able to do whatever I want with/to them. Then you better believe I will make them pay. Thanks, red pill!

  30. TL;DR
    I could summarize almost every post on this website so let me save all you idiot men some time… the writers of this website believe:
    1. Women are pretty much just warm holes for sex. So treat them as such. Treating them with respect or God forbid LOVE is just terrible. (Translates to you’re a huge pussy and you’re afraid of getting your heart broken again if you invest any emotion in a woman but there are no guarantees in love so get yourself a dog if you are fucking weak)
    2. “quality women” are a rare combination of perfect and beautiful (by media standards and what your brahs think because God forbid they see you with a butterface or worse! A fattie!), submissive, not in a high power job because that makes her too strong but oh she shouldn’t have the desire to find a man to support her because that’s GOLD DIGGING and that’s just plain whoring. A “quality woman” must also maintain herself beautiful but if she goes overboard she’s “fake”. She must be virginal and not have been on that sex carousel you so often mention one to many times yet she must be open to allowing you threesomes and anal sex and swallow your disgusting egg white jizz….. Yeah so many contradictions in the definition of “quality woman”. Also, she is no older than 30 because that’s just over the hill…
    3. Men are superior and therefor must be respected by inferior meathole women who are emotional, irrational and only good for 2 things: making you a sandwich and spreading her legs (oh but “quality women” really mean much than that to you? Nope she’s just a hole but she’s angelic and pure in some way hahaha whatever you have issues dude). But these strong, oh so masculine men who are the epitome of superiority don’t even want to provide and protect women so what’s even the point?
    4. A woman’s only worth is the token that is her body, her looks and her age and how submissive and viriginal she is are the only factors in her value. But God forbid she even attempts to use this token to get a wealthy or attractive dude… She’s either a gold digger or superficial!
    5. men can do no wrong so talk of “quality men” is irrelevant. All that matters is how macho you are and how much ass you can get.
    6. If a woman is a single mother, it’s her fault for picking “bad boys”. This last pointer is both laughable and sad at the same time. Lots of “quality women” get duped in the game of love by men they thought were good. This isn’t always the case but if she got pregnant under 25, chances are she was probably very naive and in love or she was a huge slut. But huge sluts usually just abort kids so go ahead and make some judgement on a woman because she has children.

    1. “Lots of “quality women” get duped in the game of love by men they
      thought were good. This isn’t always the case but if she got pregnant
      under 25, chances are she was probably very naive and in love or she was
      a huge slut.”
      In attempting to white knight for single mothers — who by the way suck in general as parents — you actually make one of the manosphere’s points. By this very generalisation, you acknowledge that women as a group are naive and easy to fool and therefore are not as intelligent as men. By your generalisation, they require the protective traditions of chivalry and patriarchy to save them from themselves.
      The rest of your whiny screed doesn’t need any comment.

      1. Pregnancy happens. No 100% foolproof way of preventing it other than abstinence. If a girl continues to have babies out of wedlock, she’s a dumbass. If she’s had one little mistake and she does her best in providing for the child, that’s commendable. Good day sir.

  31. Shit test my ass. Alot women confuse masculinity with looks. Just like some men mistake feminism with looks. Masculinity and Feminism is about adaptability to ones environment. If so many women Shit test men, then there wouldn’t be so many women with children with no father in their lives. And women end up taking the role as the mother and the father. And so many men that are mistaken for this are blessed with women that admire them. And therefore refuse to take any responsibility for their actions to be a man. Adrian was had goofy glasses and extremely shy, uneducated and worked part time at a pet shop. And Rocky was dumb as a Rock. Rocky went after adrian because he realized they in so many ways were imperfect. Rocky didn’t have alot of women in his life. He didnt have a great job nor did he have the brains for it. Which was why he worked for the mob as a loan shark. They were the complete opposites of what you describe. Which is why Rocky admired her for that. He recognized her flaws, and she recognized his. They were both too odd balls which made them a perfect match. And they both together proved everyone wrong who doubted them. Rocky could of never made it with out her and she would of never made it without him.

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