Dwayne Johnson’s Suggestion to Billionaire Vince McMahon Changed WWE and Hollywood Forever

Published 05/12/2022, 8:00 AM EDT

WWE boss Vince McMahon, back in the day, took Dwayne Johnson under his wings and gave him a platform to showcase his talent; just like The Rock’s father, Rocky Johnson! And not only did Dwayne succeed in WWE, but he turned out as a megastar in Hollywood as well.

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Notably, there was once a brilliant suggestion made by Dwayne that perfectly matched the business plans of billionaire Vince McMahon. Today on social media, The Rock shared an instance from the past when he recommended Mr. McMahon to assign and bring writer Brain Gewirtz into the company.

What suggestion did Dwayne Johnson make to Vince McMahon?

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The former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz has been a part of the most brilliant storyline in WWE history. He closely worked with top stars like Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson throughout the Attitude Era.

The Rock tweeted, “I first worked with Brian in ’99 and suggested to @VinceMcMahon we hire Brian as @WWE’s first ever writer. Boss (Vince) agreed. Wrestlers hated it. I loved it. He became WWE’s head writer for years. Today he’s VP of @SevenBucksProd. And releasing this BOOK you should read!”

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The Hollywood actor and Mr. McMahon brought in Brain Gewirtz as a WWE writer in 1999. Little did they know he would go on to become the youngest and longest-tenured head writer in the company. Gewirtz’s contribution to the WWE changed the landscape of the company.

In addition, Gewirtz’s writing helped defeat WCW, and later give birth to WWE Ruthless Aggression Era. According to Dwayne Johnson, even though other WWE superstars hated Gewirtz, it was a pleasure for The Rock to work with him.

How did Brain Gewirtz help The Rock in Hollywood?

Brain Gewirtz stayed with Mr. McMahon’s promotion until 2012 and joined Dwayne Johnson in his Hollywood venture. In Hollywood, when Gewirtz left WWE, he went to The Rock’s Seven Bucks Production and has been the head writer there as well.

Moreover, Gewirtz is the Vice President of the Seven Bucks Productions. Since then, under Gewirtz’s writing, Johnson has done some exceptional movies over the last decade or so.

The Rock today wished the former WWE writer for his brand new book, ‘There’s Just One Problem…’. Brian Gewirtz’s upcoming book gives readers an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look, at surreal, chaotic, and unbelievable tales from the world of WWE.

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The former WWE writer announced that ‘There’s Just One Problem…’ will go on sale on August 16th, 2022. This upcoming book will bring untold stories from a career spanning over 15 years and feature the most controversial and prominent names in WWE history.

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Indeed, Brain Gewirtz has been the backbone of making Dwayne Johnson the highest-paid actor in 2019. WWE Megastar The Rock is incredibly joyous for his dearest friend and Vice President Brian Gewirtz’s accomplishments.

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Akash Dhakite

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Akash Dhakite is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Since he was three years old, Akash has been a fan of WWE, which gives him an ascendancy of knowledge about this sport. He grew up watching John Cena and to ‘Never Give Up’ is something that he has learned from him.

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