The rift between The Rock and Vin Diesel goes way back. It is being rumoured that the tensions were running high while shooting their latest movie, Fast and Furious. They accepted it publicly in media sessions. The Rock even addressed the issue on social media, as well.
It was being speculated that a scripted fight would be organised between these two at Wrestlemania 33 to promote the movie which is on the verge to release. But, that did not come to fruition. The People’s champ was also not seen at Wrestlemania after six consecutive appearances.
He is busy doing promotions for the eighth instalment of the Fast and the Furious franchise and so is Vin. But, due to the beef, they are being kept away from each other. Also, the Rock’s movie insurance forced him to keep away from any physical contacts so that he does not pick up an injury while being inside a WWE ring.
Recently, Vin appeared in an interview with USA Today where he commented about his relationship with The Great One. He said they are pretty cool today and perhaps went past from it. Check out his comments:
“I don’t think the world really realises how close we are, in a weird way. I think some things may be blown out of proportion. I don’t think that was his intention. I know he appreciates how much I work this franchise. In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne.”
He continued about the franchise that they have starred together for multiple times. He described how he is a ‘big brother’ to Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock. Here are his statements:
“I protect the franchise. I protect everybody including Dwayne. I protected Dwayne more than he’ll ever know. And it doesn’t matter. He doesn’t have to know. But he appreciates it. He knows it. Dwayne has only got one Vin in his life. Dwayne Johnson only has one big brother in this film world and that’s me.”
The star who recently did XXX: Return of the Xander Cage also clarified that both himself and Rock are the two ‘alphas’ in the Hollywood industry and their relationship goes way back. He concluded by saying that their beef was like “Sometimes a pain in the [butt].”