Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as The Rock, a successful actor and former WWE superstar, reportedly played a significant role in helping his cousin and fellow WWE superstar Roman Reigns make his debut in the film industry.
Reigns ventured into Hollywood with the 2019 action film “Hobbs and Shaw,” a spin-off from the Fast and Furious franchise, in which Dwayne Johnson also starred. Initially hesitant about taking up the role, Reigns received encouragement from Johnson, who supported him throughout the filming process.
It comes as no surprise that Dwayne Johnson provided assistance to his cousin, as he is known for his successful career in both professional wrestling and acting. He has taken on lead roles in numerous blockbuster films, including “The Mummy Returns” and “Jumanji.” Additionally, Johnson acknowledges the importance of family support in his own success, as he famously gifted his mother a new house as a Christmas present in 2018.
Roman Reigns, a WWE superstar with a significant fan following, had already achieved success in professional wrestling, making a transition to Hollywood a natural progression in his career. Having someone like Dwayne Johnson, who is both an actor and a WWE superstar, guiding him through the process undoubtedly gave Reigns an advantage over other actors with a wrestling background.
Reigns expressed gratitude towards The Rock for his Hollywood debut. He had been absent from WWE for some time in 2018 after announcing his leukemia diagnosis. During this period, he was not active on social media, leaving fans concerned about his health. However, on January 25, 2019, he took to Instagram to announce his debut in Hollywood and express his appreciation. He thanked his family, friends, and his new Fast & Furious family for their love and support throughout his involvement in the exciting Hobbs and Shaw project. He also extended his gratitude to WWE, Dwayne Johnson, and the Universal Pictures team for allowing him to be a part of the franchise.
Given Dwayne Johnson’s history of helping and supporting his loved ones, it is no surprise that he played a significant role in assisting his cousin Roman Reigns and maintaining their close-knit family dynamic.