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WWE News: The Rock co-producing wrestling sitcom based on his career

Rohit Nath
1.64K   //    22 Oct 2016, 15:49 IST
The Rock is going back to the squared circle

The Rock’s production company Seven Bucks Productions is collaborating with Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions to produce a professional-wrestling sitcom pilot which will air on FOX. The series will be based on The Rock and former Raw head writer Brian Gewirtz’s times and experiences in the business.

The news was first broken by Variety, who said that the series will focus on a charismatic young wrestler and an awkward comedy writer from Hollywood who is completely new to pro-wrestling. It is set to be an hour-long show. The Rock said the following about the project

“This November will mark the 20th anniversary of my professional wrestling debut. 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.”

The Rock and Gewirtz formed a relationship in 1999 and The Rock made Gewirtz his writing partner. Now you know that lot of the material behind The Rock’s golden promos from The Attitude Era were assisted by Gewirtz.

Gewirtz left his job as the Raw head writer last year in order to join Seven Bucks Production. The Rock’s material for appearances such as award shows are written by Gewirtz as well. That is the immense amount of trust that The Rock has in Gewirtz, who seemingly delivers the goods and more!

The project is an addition to The Rock’s upcoming ones, which truly makes him among the busiest stars in Hollywood and truly among the busiest men on the planet. He was recently reported by Forbes as the highest-paid actor in the world.

It is a tremendous achievement for The Brahma Bull, who has worked his way up the ladder in Hollywood.

Seven Bucks Production also produces Ballers, which The Rock is in the lead role of, and has produced Baywatch, an upcoming film, and also the DC film Shazam, where The Rock will be a heel once more when he plays the villainous Black Adam.

As for a WWE return, there is no word on it as of yet. There were rumours a few months ago that WWE are going all out to make a Rock vs Brock 2 in a rematch from Summerslam 2002 where The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar defeated The Rock for the Undisputed WWE Championship.

The Rock himself said a couple of years ago that they tried to make Rock vs Brock 2 at Wrestlemania XXX but The Rock didn’t do it due to the fact that he had obtained a legitimate injury in his match against John Cena at Wrestlemania 29. 

Whether he wrestles there or not, there is almost a 100% chance we will see him at Wrestlemania 33 next year, especially given that it is in his home state of Florida

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Rohit Nath
Rohit is an avid wrestling fan and aspiring Sports Psychologist.
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