The Rock Calls Vin Diesel a Manipulator: “I Didn’t Like That”

Published 12/30/2021, 10:00 AM EST
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – APRIL 15: Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) and Vin Diesel (R) pose for photographers during the premiere of the movie “Fast and Furious 5” at Cinepolis Lagoon on April 15, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent via Getty Images)


The beef between former WWE Champion The Rock and Vin Diesel is something that the entire Hollywood knows. Earlier this year it looked like maybe this beef will be over, when Vin asked Rock to rejoin the Fast and Furious franchise.

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However, looks like it is far from over. In a recent interview, The Rock confessed that he will not be rejoining the cast and even said that Vin Diesel is a manipulator.

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The Rock still has sour feelings for Vin Diesel

The Great One appeared in an interview with CNN, where he discussed everything from Christmas to his business success. However, when asked about Vin Diesel’s offer to rejoin, The Rock declined.

The Rock explicitly stated that he has no interest in reprising his role for the movie. For some time now, it is out there that the former WWE champ stood against Vin, while shooting for the movie.

Now, earlier this year, Vin took to his social media and stated that he wants The Rock back in the franchise and that the role of Luke Hobbs can’t be played by any other man.

However, in that post, Vin mentioned the late actor Paul Walker and looks like this is what ticked off The Rock. The former WWE champion claimed that this is all Vin’s way of manipulating people.

Speaking on the interview, The Rock admitted that he would not return to the franchise ever. The former champion also claimed that this is all Vin’s way of manipulating people.

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“I was very surprised by Vin’s recent post. This past June, when Vin and I actually connected not over social media, I told him directly – and privately – that I would not be returning to the franchise.”

“Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation. I didn’t like that he brought up his children in the post, as well as Paul Walker’s death. Leave them out of it. We had spoken months ago about this and came to a clear understanding. My goal all along was to end my amazing journey with this incredible ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise with gratitude and grace. It’s unfortunate that this public dialogue has muddied the waters.” he said.

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The rift between the two Hollywood giants seems bigger now. Diesel has not released any statement regarding whatever The Rock said about him in the interview.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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