What’s the story?
On a recent edition of The Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling, Jonathan Coachman weighed in on several topics, including his working relationship with The Rock.
Coachman had words of high praise for The Rock’s professionalism and explained how the Brahma Bull’s connection with his writer (Brain Gewirtz) served as a great formula for the WWE icon’s success.
In case you didn’t know…
Jonathan Coachman was involved in several on-screen segments in WWE which saw him get berated by The Rock.
However, Coachman and The Rock shared a great working relationship backstage, as evidenced by accounts on the same by the duo in the years that followed.
The heart of the matter
Jonathan Coachman pointed out that The Rock’s longtime writer Brian Gewirtz, had great chemistry with the former in the WWE and resultantly till date works for the WWE legend’s production company. ‘The Coach’ added—
“I'd walk into the process and I'd say here is how I think I can add to it and that is how the collaboration process would work. It would be the three of us in the corner of a room and then he'd go and work out, eat his five chicken breasts and we'd hopefully knock them dead that night.”
“The Rock never had a minute to breathe. Every part of his day was spoken for but you can't fault somebody for going to the gym for an hour and a half when you look like him.”
Furthermore, Coachman alluded that The Rock was one of the few guys in WWE whom Vince McMahon had considerable trust on. The Coach also emphasised that from the minute Rocky walked into the building, until he left, the People’s Champion was a thorough professional—a quality that he loves about The Rock.
Jonathan Coachman recently parted ways with ESPN and is pursuing various other business interests as of now. On the other hand, The Rock is busy with his Hollywood obligations.
Coachman and The Rock provided several moments of comic relief in the WWE back in the day.
Who wouldn’t love to see their banter on WWE TV, with the jabroni beatin’ champion cutting a promo on The Coach only like he can! Here’s something to remind the WWE Universe of their hilarity—