Having had two successful careers, one as a professional wrestler and one as an actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is finally merging the two together in an upcoming project.
Fox got the rights to this comedy show from producer Will Ferrell. It is inspired by real life experiences of Johnson as well as former WWE head writer Brian Gewirtz, according to Variety.
For Johnson, it’s a project that has special inspiration behind it with an important date coming up in the near future.
“This November will mark the 20th anniversary of my professional wrestling debut,” Johnson said. “I was 24 years old, putting in the hard work, making $40 bucks per match and had no clue of the long journey that lay ahead of me with characters and backstage stories so colorful you’d think there’s no way that can be true. The entertaining show that goes on in front of the crowd pales in comparison to the insanely entertaining show that goes on backstage. Brian and myself can’t wait to tell our stories.”
Gewirtz promises a lot of great stories to be told from his personal experiences as a staff member and his shared experiences with Johnson.
“Coming from Hollywood to the wrestling industry, with its intense backstage atmosphere and larger than life personalities, was a major culture shock. After working in the business for over 15 years, Dwayne and I had encounters and experiences that were unbelievable as well as unforgettable. We can’t wait to bring this project to the fans,” Gewirtz said.