October 21, 2016


Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Making a Wrestling Comedy Show With Will Ferrell

Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for HBO
Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for HBO

Get ready to practice your People's Eyebrow raise soon, because Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is developing a TV wrestling comedy show with Fox, Variety reports. It will be based on The Rock's and WWE head writer Brian Gewirtz's early days in the ring.

The show will focus on the unique friendship between a "charismatic young wrestler" (based on The Rock) and "a painfully awkward comedy writer" who try to navigate the wild and unpredictable professional wrestling world together. Along with The Rock's Seven Bucks Productions, Will Ferrell will also serve as executive producer via his Gary Sanchez Productions.

Johnson shared in a statement:

“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 announcement comes after the actor's upcoming roles in Fast 8 (out April 14, 2017) and Jumanji (July 2017), as well as his new Youtube Red sci-fi thriller and Fuse's own Clash of the Corps.

Below, watch Clash of the Corps executive producer Dwayne Johnson and a few of the cast members come together and break it down in Hawaii: