A double-dip of recent The Rock news!
During one of the Instagram Q & A sessions Dwayne Johnson’s been doing during the pandemic, the Great One said a dream match with his cousin and Hobbs & Shaw co-star Roman Reign is “possible”...
“Rock vs Roman Reigns - is it possible? Sure, anything is possible.
I’m always open and that’s the cool thing about professional wrestling – there’s an adaptability to pro wrestling and you never say never in pro wrestling and you never say never with Vince McMahon, who has been one of my mentors in business for a very long time and a very, very close friend and confidant. You never say no.
You know for something like that to happen I think the venue would have to be right. I think the business model has to be right [laughs]. I’m very close with Roman, we’re family, so we’ll see.”
Still sounds like a long shot to me. But there is a wrestling-related business project Rocky has found to be right. Along with his ex-wife and production partner Dany Garcia, and Insecure star & co-creator Issa Rae, Johnson’s signed on to executive produce a new series for HBO.
Variety says it’s a half hour show about the creation of a backyard wrestling promotion:
“The project is currently titled “TRE CNT” (a.k.a “TRE COUNT”) and hails from writer Mohamad El Masri. The series focuses on Cassius Jones, a young dock worker and struggling pro-wrestler, who uses inherited life-insurance money for start-up cash and the deed to a shotgun house from his grandfather to start a hip-hop centric backyard wrestling empire in Houston’s Third Ward (The Tre) with the help of his working-class family, neighbors, and friends.”
Which of these sounds better to you - Rock vs. Reigns, or TRE CNT?