It’s looks like that feud between Vin Diesel and The Rock just may have been a publicity stunt afterall. Just weeks after the duo exchanged subliminal shots at one another on social media, reports are surfacing that they are now heading to the wrestling ring.
According to Life & Style Vin and The Rock will be facing off in a WWE match … you know the place that launched The Rock’s career. “They are playing a huge prank, and it’s all for publicity,” an insider told the magazine.
Apparently it’s all been to drum up publicity for the match, and the April 2017 release of Fast & Furious 8. The source did say however there’s truth to the beef, the two really don’t like each other.
If you recall, earlier this month The Rock called a few unidentified male co-stars “candy asses” on Instagram.
This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love ’em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling – you’re right. Bottom line is it’ll play great for the movie and fits this Hobbs character that’s embedded in my DNA extremely well. The producer in me is happy about this part😉. Final week on FAST 8 and I’ll finish strong. #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses
Diesel responded, seemingly outting himself, with a video on Instagram where he teased the drama telling fans he plans to tell them “Everything” in a menacing tone. He also threw a little shade saying his daughter learned the word “happy” which not only described his spirit and his soul, but “most people who stay positive.”
According to the source the WWE match is slated to go down close to the release of the film in 2017. Hopefully these guys will have hugged it out by then.