Two weeks ago, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson called out his Fast 8 co-star, Vin Diesel in an Instagram post, as a supposed reaction to decisions that “did not sit well” with the WWE and Hollywood superstar. But new reports are coming in, indicating that it was all a stunt, leading to a much bigger event, the Rock and Diesel face each other in the WWE ring.
After Johnson’s Instagram post, which can be seen below, went viral, many speculated that tensions onset were so high, that both actors were almost unable to shoot scenes together.
This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling – you're right. Bottom line is it'll play great for the movie and fits this Hobbs character that's embedded in my DNA extremely well. The producer in me is happy about this part😉. Final week on FAST 8 and I'll finish strong. #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses
The Rock further fueled the fire by calling Diesel a “candy-ass*”, and then posting another photo on Instagram to thank the Fast 8 cast and crew, but making sure to leave out Diesel. The post can also be seen below.
Finished strong and on to the next. That's an officially wrap on #FastAndFurious8. Thank you to our director @fgarygray for the vision and execution. Thank you UNIVERSAL for being tremendous partners as always, thank you to all my fellow co-stars for the daily effort and grind. Scott Eastwood you handsome sumbitch! Natalie Emmanuel I have a cold Budweiser ready for you and Tyrese Gibson you still have the biggest smile and forehead I've ever seen.😂 And a huge THANK YOU to our hard working production crew – the backbone of our business. Your kind words meant a lot to me last night – thank you! In the end, we all rallied, as great teams do, kicked ass and will deliver an amazing movie to the world. Proud of our entire FAST FAMILY. And now in two weeks I'll reunite with ol' friends Kevin Hart & Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of #JUMANJI. *(for the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story). It's also crazy to me how much me, Kev and Jack look like triplets when we're together. 👶🏽👶🏻👶🏿. Man this is gonna be FUN. #WheelsUp #ThatsAWrap #FromFastAndFurious #StraightIntoJumanji #BigBrownBaldTattooedMan #DarkChocolateComedicRockStar #BrillaintCrazyCurvyCaucasion #TheseHashtagsAreRidiculous #INeedSleepAndCARBS #ButIWillSettleForTequila
Recently, though, there has been speculation that all the hubbub, has been a publicity stunt for the movie, as well as for a possible WWE match between the Rock and Vin Diesel. Sources have said that “[Diesel and Johnson] are playing a huge prank, and it’s all for publicity,” and that they will simply take their “dispute to the WWE wrestling mat.” Though unconfirmed, as of yet, this bit of news has sparked excitement among fans and media.
A WWE match between the two Hollywood action mega-stars would surely bring in the fans (and the profit) for such a high-profile event. The Wrestling company, is no stranger to Hollywood star cameos, having involved some of the biggest names in the industry in their events.
Some of these celebrities have included Mr. T, Mike Tyson, Drew Carey, Donald Trump, Floyd Mayweather and Chuck Norris (who just stood there, but still won). See for yourself in the video below.
A Dwayne Johnson-Vin Diesel wrestling match would definitely be one for the books, albeit if the rumors are true. Hopefully, they are.
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