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285 Lb WWE Monster, Who Destroyed Brock Lesnar in 85 Seconds, Had an Intense Backstage Faceoff With Dwayne Johnson

Published 08/20/2022, 10:15 AM EDT

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The Rock, Brock Lesnar, and Goldberg were one of the top three stars of their era. While The Rock and Goldberg were already well established by that time, Lesnar was just starting. Goldberg had made a name for himself in WCW before he switched to WWE in 2003.

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The period between 2002-2003 witnessed the debut of several current top-tier WWE superstars. Superstars ranging from Brock Lesnar to John Cena to Randy Orton and even Goldberg made their debut for the company during this period.


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During the latest Instagram live with Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, and former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz, Dwayne Johnson revealed the story of his first meeting with Bill Goldberg. He stated that they first meet during Goldberg’s Raw debut in 2003. The duo then went on to have their first bout at 2003 Backlash, where Goldberg defeated The Rock.

During this live, Gewirtz revealed how their first was awkward. He stated during the whole segment of pitching ideas, Goldberg remained quite intense. He said how the promo would have been very simple with The Rock trash-talking and then getting speared by Goldberg. Gewirtz stated how he wanted it to be an iconic moment similar to The Rock vs Hulk Hogan moment.

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I’m like, great. You know, ‘Oh, you know what we could do? We do this great thing, we did this thing with Rock and Hogan in Chicago where they’re standing face-to-face and they’re each looking at the crowd and it’s this iconic moment’ and Rock’s like, ‘Yeah, we can do that. Sounds good’ and Bill’s just like, ‘Yup. There’s just one problem. I ain’t Hulk Hogan.’ Intense stare and Rock and I do the little look to each other,” Gewirtz said.

In response to this, The Rock said, “Bill stared a hole through Brian… I was like, oh my God… But by the way, when Bill said, ‘I ain’t Hulk Hogan,’ of course me being me, I turned to Brian, I go, ‘I f*cking told you he’s not Hulk Hogan…’ Brian’s like, ‘No, I know. I shouldn’t have done that. Okay, okay, I got something else.’”

Dwayne Johnson urged Warner Bros to not feature Black Adam in Shazam!

Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam is about to hit the theatres and is already generating a buzz. Johnson already received a lot of heating for associating the DCEU with himself. Black Adam could have made his debut in the Shazam! film if it wouldn’t have been for Dwayne Johnson.


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According to a report by Variety, the original script had both these characters originating in the same film. Recently Johnson told Vanity fair that, when the first script of the movie came to them, it was a combination story for both Black Adam and Shazam.


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Johnson said, “Now that was the goal — so it wasn’t a complete surprise. But when I read that, I just knew in my gut, ‘We can’t make this movie like this. We would be doing Black Adam an incredible disservice.’”


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It was further revealed that it was with the persuasion of Dwayne Johnson that Shazam! became a solo movie of its own. Black Adam is going to hit the theatres on October 21, 2022. The film has been promised by Dwayne Johnson to change the DCEU forever. The film will be followed by Shazam! Fury of gods on December 21, 2022.

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Written by:

Shounak Chakrabarti


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Shounak Chakrabarti is WWE writer at EssentiallySports. An avid fan of wrestling from childhood, Shounak has followed the sport from its core. He states Seth 'Freakin' Rollins as his favorite wrestler.
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