The NBC series Young Rock, which tells the story of the coming of age of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, will feature a ton of familiar nostalgic names in its second season. Among those set to be portrayed are Triple H, The Undertaker, Harvey Whippleman, and The Brooklyn Brawler. There will also be an episode about The Rock’s time in the Memphis-based USWA, featuring Bill Dundee, Jerry Lawler, Tommy Rich, and a young Bam Bam Bigelow.
PW Insider reported the news this afternoon. Casting is underway for all of the wrestlers. The second season will cover The Rock’s rookie year in WWE. He had his first wrestling match with Steve Lombardi, better known as The Brooklyn Brawler. Several 80’s WWF personalities will be featured in the series, as well.
Mr. Fuji, Gene Okerlund, Big John Studd, Freddie Blassie, Nikolai Volkov, and, of course, “High Chief” Peter Maivia. Maivia is a WWE Hall of Famer who was also The Rock’s grandfather. He passed away in 1982.
Several wrestlers from the first season will be re-cast for season two. These include Ric Flair and Roddy Piper. The actor who portrayed Flair in the first season is now known as Grayson Waller in WWE NXT 2.0. Season one also included Andre the Giant, The Iron Shika, Afa and Sika, Rocky Johnson, Junkyard Dog, and Randy Savage.
The second season’s production is expected to run through January. It will consist of ten episodes. The new season is scheduled to begin airing on March 15. The show will shoot in Australia.
The Rock is continuing to build his media empire. From rumors of his WWE return to starring in the most-watched Netflix film in history, he’s been on an absolute roll. Fans can’t wait to get a peek at the upcoming season of Young Rock.
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