When worlds collide. There has never been a bigger crossover star in professional wrestling than the Rock. He was a top star in wrestling and then went on to become the biggest movie star in the world. That’s quite the accomplishment and not something that we are likely to ever see again. It helped that Rock came from a wrestling family who knew a thing about entertainment, but how different of a childhood did that provide? We might be about to find out.
Part of Rock’s upbringing included being part of noe of the biggest wrestling families in history. His grandfather Peter Maivia and father Rocky Johnson were both wrestlers and his grandmother Lia Maivia was a promoter. That isn’t even getting into the vast Anoa’i family, of which Rock is considered an honorary member. All that combines to make one heck of a complicated story, but it could also make for a heck of a television series.
According to The Wrap, NBC will be producing a television series called Young Rock, based on the Rock’s childhood. The series is currently in development, meaning that there is no release date for the series. The Rock’s Seven Bucks production company will be producing the series, along with a variety of others. There is no word on who will be playing the Rock or any of the other wrestlers.
Rock had quite the childhood but also some moments as an adult. Check out some of his better moments:
Opinion: I mean, why not? Rock is the biggest star in Hollywood so why not see what kind of biographical stuff you can capitalize on? It’s not like there are so many other golden ideas out there so maybe this is worth a few seasons. I’ve seen far worse ideas and I can always go for seeing more wrestlers portrayed on regular television shows. I’ll watch it at least once or twice so they have some kind of an audience.
Do you like the idea of the show? Will you watch it? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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