Years ago, Hollywood took a gamble on Dwayne Johnson, and he has now proven himself to be quite the rock for these studios. San Andreas has helped Warner Bros reach $1 billion for the year, and it was done in record time. Furious 7 helped Universal pull off the exact same feat. Johnson should have no issues with getting future films.
June 28, 2015
The empire that The Rock is building just continues to keep growing and growing. USA Network has officially announced a deal between the two sides. The goal is for the WWE legend and his ex wife, who happens to be his business manager, to create and produce reality television series for the network. Hollywood is fully aware of how popular Dwayne Johnson has grown to become, and everyone is latching on to success train.
April 7, 2015
Kevin Hart is one of the hottest acts in Hollywood right now. Stuff that he touch turns into gold. Studio executives have brilliantly decided to attach his popularity to the massive popularity of The Rock. The two of them will be doing a movie where the former is an accountant and the WWE legend is a contracted killer for the CIA. They reunite years after high school to foil a plot by criminals trying to sell classified military information.
March 20, 2015
On the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE fans heard a promo from Brock Lesnar, where he bragged about beating The Rock and sending him away to Hollywood. Management purposely wrote that into the script because they want to leave the door open for a potential main event match between the two of them at Wrestlemania next year. The company knows that they will need a high profile match to fill out that gigantic stadium in Dallas.
March 20, 2015
The studios were not pleased with the Green Lantern movie that Ryan Reynolds starred in, and they have been looking into ways to revive the franchise as quick as possible. They knew that they needed someone even more popular to bank on. Hollywood turned to The Rock. He was the first choice to star in the reboot, but the WWE legend turned them down because he has long had his heart set on playing the Black Adam character instead.
March 4, 2015
While his foray into Hollywood is not going anywhere near as fast as the paths taken by Batista and The Rock, Shad Gaspard is getting some love from the entertainment industry. In addition to playing some minor roles in lesser known movies, the former WWE star can be currently seen in AutoZone commercials. In it, he plays a professional wrestler. He and his tag team partner show up to take on two regular guys.
March 2, 2015
Two names who will definitely not be in Memphis tonight for Fast Lane are Cameron and Eva Marie. The two of them are going to be in Hollywood instead. WWE wanted to be represented at the event, so they opted to send the two ladies, as they should be able to capture the attention of some of the photographers that are guaranteed to be there. Since The Rock will also be there, management might have the girls take photos with him as well.
February 22, 2015
Now that he is a huge star, Hollywood is constantly seeking out The Rock to make various appearances. The producers of the Oscars want a piece of the action as well, so they decided to contact the former WWE Heavyweight Champion and convince him to be a presenter of an award during the show. Since it is good for his public profile, Rock agreed to do it. Eva Marie is also scheduled for the event, but there is no word on what her involvement will be.
February 20, 2015
While hanging out with his wife, Maryse, in Hollywood on Wednesday night, The Miz was caught by a TMZ camera man, who proceeded to do a quick interview with him. As a way to generate some hype and attention for WWE, he stated that he was the greatest actor in wrestling history. He even stated that he was a better performer than The Rock, which should spark a reaction from fans who are under the assumption he was being serious.
February 19, 2015
When GI Joe: Retaliation came out in theaters, it faced mixed reactions, so many wondered if the series would continue, even though the film generated more than $200 million in profits. It looks like Hollywood is going to take another gamble on the series, and a big part of why they're comfortable enough to do so is because The Rock has agreed to star in the third edition of the movie. His character of Roadblock will be the centerpiece.
January 12, 2015