Young Rock, the NBC series detailing the life of Dwayne Johnson, isn’t over yet, according to the Brahma Bull’s longtime friend Harvey Wippleman.
In June of this year, it was announced that the show was not going to be renewed, ending the series with three seasons.
Appearing on the “Developmentally Speaking” podcast, Wippleman suggested that the show will return at the right time. He said,
“To me, the biggest highlight of the last whatever amount of years was being a main part of the ‘Young Rock’ show on NBC. I was one of the two executive consultants for the wrestling aspect of the show. I was part of the Memphis Wrestling consultant team, and also part of the Zoom meetings teaching Ryan Pinkston, who plays me on ‘Young Rock’, my accent and just showing him how I talk and behave and whatnot. Of course, a great friend of mine, Chavo Guerrero, was the casting director for the wrestlers in the show and also the physical consultant, shaking the actors how to take a bump or whatever.
“The young wrestlers that were portraying other people, he would explain to them what to do. So me and Chavo were two the two wrestling people on that particular show. It was a great experience, and it’s not over yet. It’s not on NBC anymore, but once the actors’ strike resolves, stay tuned. ‘Young Rock’ will be back. The story ain’t over yet.”
Young Rock saw modern-day wrestlers portray stars of the past including Grayson Waller as Ric Flair and Colt Cabana as the Brooklyn Brawler.
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The popular NBC series “Young Rock,” which chronicles the life of Dwayne Johnson, may not be over just yet. According to Harvey Wippleman, a longtime friend of Johnson, the show could potentially return in the future.
Earlier this year, it was announced that “Young Rock” would not be renewed for another season, bringing the series to a close after three seasons. However, Wippleman hinted at the possibility of the show’s return during an appearance on the “Developmentally Speaking” podcast.
Wippleman, who served as one of the two executive consultants for the wrestling aspect of the show, expressed his excitement about being a part of “Young Rock.” He revealed that he was involved in the Memphis Wrestling consultant team and also helped Ryan Pinkston, who portrayed Wippleman on the show, with his accent and mannerisms.
Additionally, Wippleman mentioned his close friend Chavo Guerrero’s involvement in the series as the casting director for the wrestlers and the physical consultant. Guerrero provided guidance to the actors on how to perform wrestling moves and portray their characters accurately.
While “Young Rock” is no longer airing on NBC, Wippleman hinted that there is still more to come. He suggested that once the actors’ strike is resolved, fans should stay tuned for the show’s potential return. Wippleman’s comments imply that negotiations or other factors may be influencing the show’s future.
“Young Rock” featured modern-day wrestlers portraying wrestling legends from the past. Grayson Waller portrayed Ric Flair, and Colt Cabana played the role of the Brooklyn Brawler, among others. The series provided an entertaining and nostalgic look at the early life and career of Dwayne Johnson.
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Although the future of “Young Rock” remains uncertain, fans can still enjoy the three seasons that have been released so far. Whether the show returns or not, it has undoubtedly left an impact on viewers by shedding light on the formative years of one of the most beloved and successful figures in the entertainment industry, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.