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WWE News: The Rock shoots down rumors of a big offer he rejected

Alex Ferns
6.35K   //    10 Nov 2017, 07:23 IST

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The Rock lays a verbal People's Elbow on a silly rumour.

What's the story?

The Rock used Twitter today to try and put to bed any rumour that he turned down taking part in Ric Flair's ESPN 30-for-30 Film.

This was following a Sports Illustrated article, which covered how the director of the Flair documentary, Rory Karp, interviewed 46 people for the film. Karp said The Rock, Paul Heyman and Stone Cold Steve Austin were 3 who were not available to participate.

However, Karp and Sports Illustrated never said these guys rejected doing it either, i.e the three were most likely too busy at the time.

However, someone on Twitter interpreted from the SI article that WWE Legend The Rock, who is one of the biggest movie stars in the world at the moment (Hence, he is a busy guy), turned down doing an interview for Flair's movie.

Scroll down below to see The Rock shut down these reports.

In case you didn't know...

On Tuesday, the ESPN 30-for-30 documentary which dealt with the pro wrestling career and life of one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, Ric Flair, premiered for the first time to the world on ESPN at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.

Flair has had health problems as of late but he has recovered since and was able to attend a special screening of the film a few days before it was show to the entire film.

Flair is a 16-time World Champion, which is the joint most World Championships along with current WWE Superstar John Cena.


In the film, many wrestling legends talked about Flair such as Hulk Hogan, Triple H, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker.

The documentary seems to have been successful because it was number 1 in TV viewership within the 18-49 year old demographic for Tuesday (ahead of SmackDown Live, which had AJ Styles win the WWE Championship).

An average of 1.831 million viewers watched the 90-minute feature. The Rock is considered one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time himself, and he is currently making waves in Hollywood. His opinion on wrestling matters are always valued by fans and his former wrestling colleagues

The heart of the matter

When a Twitter user said they 'were disappointed to hear The Rock turned down' the chance to be in Ric Flair's ESPN 30-for-30 Documentary, Johnson was quick to defend himself and put to bed the speculation of him turning down doing an interview for it.

The Rock stated that this gossip about him was simply 'not true', citing the fact his family and himself are 'very good friends' of Ric and the Flair family.

What's next?

The Rock will continue doing blockbuster movies in Hollywood which millions of people watch on the big screen. The WWE Universe have not seen The People's Champ since WrestleMania 32 in 2016, and his busy filming will probably keep it that way for a while.

The only-ever two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will hopefully continue to take better care of his health from now on since his recent scare(kidney failure was his main problem), whilst hopefully more people will watch his film to get a better understanding of the legendary 'Nature Boy' if they did not see it on Tuesday.

The 61-year-old Flair, who's daughter Charlotte is currently a WWE Superstar on SmackDown Live on the top of her game, is booked to appear at WWE's Starcade Live Event on the 25th of November in Greensboro, and also on the 25th Anniversary episode of RAW on the 18th of January in 2018. It is not known yet will The Rock make some sort of appearance or have a segment on that R show.

Author's take

I think it is totally understandable that The Rock was unavailable for Flair's documentary. His time is very limited these days and when you are filming, you are tied down to doing it and it is not something easy to take a break from because you can't take up the time of crews and other actors.

Therefore, it would have been very hard for The Rock to find time to do an interview for the special, and it does not mean he rejected it. I definitely believe The Rock when he said that the reports of him turning down director Rory Karp are false.

If he had free time, there is no doubt The Rock would have spoken in the documentary.

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Alex Ferns
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