You’ve probably heard by now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had some less-than-complimentary things to say about one of his Fast 8 co-stars after shooting wrapped up, and industry sources revealed that the source of Rock’s ire was mostly likely the star of the franchise, Vin Diesel, who Rock seemed to be accusing of laziness and unprofessionalism. Everyone has an opinion on this, from the other stars of the film, to industry experts, to wrestling fans, and it seems like it’s that last group who might have figured out the angle on this whole thing from the very beginning.
Some people, including us, believed that even if Rock did have issues with Diesel, it’s unlikely that he would have gone public if there wasn’t a larger angle in play, namely, getting people talking about the movie. After all, Rock and Diesel have worked together on four movies at this point, it seems unlikely that they would suddenly start feuding over Diesel’s on-set actions (which have apparently been industry knowledge for a while) for no reason.
So it should come as no shock that a rumor is making its way around that Rock and Diesel could be planning to bring their feud to a more public venue, by which we mean, WrestleMania 33. While it’s unlikely that they’d work an actual match, we could definitely picture a scenario that sees them having an in-ring confrontation that ends with the two uniting to fight off some other threat. Obviously The Rock is always welcome in WWE, and we can’t imagine Diesel would be adverse to the idea, either. And by some coincidence, WrestleMania takes place on April 2nd, just ten days before Fast 8 is scheduled to hit theaters. Isn’t that convenient?
We’re not saying this is definitely going to happen, we’re just saying, don’t be surprised if a WrestleMania staredown between Rock and Diesel is the ultimate climax to this Hollywood “feud”.