One of the stranger rumors floating around over the last few weeks involves a beef from the set of Fast 8 being played up (or a complete set-up) for a WrestleMania match between The Rock and Vin Diesel.
Next year’s Mania is set for April 2, 2017. The latest installment in the Fast & Furious franchise drops on April 14. A match or other in-ring interaction between the two stars would generate a lot of publicity for both WWE and Universal.
The idea of a feud that started when Rocky posted an Instagram message blasting an unidentified co-star, which Diesel later claimed was directed at him, leading to a moment in Orlando next Spring has at least one supporter in WWE.
AJ Styles, #1 contender for SmackDown’s WWE World championship.
The Phenomenal One told Dallas’ 105.3 The Fan he thinks it could happen:
That sounds like the craziest matchup ever… so we'll probably do it!
Not shying away from being a sports entertainer, Styles also talked about what celebrity he’d like a shot at in the squared circle:
Maybe... since we're talking about actors, can we bring in Mark Wahlberg? I kinda want to matchup with this guy and see where I'm at.
Could he take Wahlberg?
I don't know, that's what I want to find out... I don't know man, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch was a pretty big deal back in the day, I was a fan.
Check out the whole interview here:
You want a part of any celebrity matches at Mania, Cagesiders?