Dwayne Johnson is currently doing his media rounds to promote the new Disney movie Moana and his appearances have not been any less than entertaining. From sharing his singing secrets (tequila) to shedding a manly tear or two, the WWE and Hollywood star provided some of the best interviews to the press. He also took the time to look back at the Rock vs Vin Diesel, who many would know was sparked by an Instagram war early this year.
The Instagram post, which can be seen below, sees the Rock calls some (or one) of his co-stars in Fast 8 a “candy a**” for being unprofessional. Many eventually surmised that the person the Rock was referring to was none other than Vin Diesel, who eventually launched his own tirade.
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
Another Instagram post further fueled the Rock vs Vin Diesel fire when Johnson shared a photo to culminate the end of the Fast 8 filming. The post saw him thanking almost the entire crew, leaving out Diesel.
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
Since then, many have speculated that the feud was simply done as a promotional stunt for the upcoming installment of the Fast and the Furious series.
Others, however, are suggesting that it could be a set-up for something more WWE related. And with Johnson’s recent comments about Diesel during the Moana media rounds, rumors of the Rock vs Vin Diesel clashed are beginning to make noise once more.
“I was very clear with what I said. I’ve been in the game a long time,” Johnson shared. “Would Universal have preferred that didn’t happen? Sure, we talked about it. The irony is after that and as they do their tracking and all their analysis, the interest shot through the roof to a whole other level.”
The Rock vs Vin Diesel in the WWE?
Forbes seems to think that this could be a build up for a WrestleMania clash between the two Hollywood action giants.
“Given WWE’s history of incorporating celebrities into WrestleMania in either a specialized guest role or involving them in a match, it’s not crazy to draw the conclusion that WWE would be very interested in a Diesel/Rock match,” wrote Anthony DiMoro.
Could the Rock vs Vin Diesel match be possible? Stay tuned for updates!
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