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.
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.
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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