Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s hit comedy series, “Young Rock,” tells the story of his evolution from the son of a pro wrestler to one of the sport’s biggest stars. Along the way, The Rock meets several WWE legends as he travels the world with his father and eventually becomes a wrestler himself. The upcoming season will cover the early parts of Rocky’s in-ring career.
In tomorrow’s episode, The Rock will be portrayed as meeting one of WWE’s biggest draws of all time. One of several screenshots shared by The Great one includes “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in his early WWE character, The Ringmaster. Austin will be portrayed by pro wrestling veteran Luke Hawx. Hawx has worked as the wrestling coordinator for the Starz series “Heels” in the past, so he’s no stranger to the bright lights of scripted TV.
Hawx shared The Rock’s Instagram post on Facebook and reacted with a great deal of enthusiasm. Luke is excited to play the greatest wrestling superstar of all time. Hawx had been keeping the role a secret, but now that The Rock let the cat out of the bag, Luke Hawx couldn’t help but express his excitement.
“The correct words for this is HELL YEAH!! I’ve kept this secret for a good while now but I’m so happy to announce that I have joined the cast of NBC’s Young Rock as the greatest wrestling superstar of all-time Steve Austin! My debut episode comes out this Tuesday night and I am thrilled to be a part of NBC’s #1 Comedy”
The Rock shared several other photos which were littered with Young Rock’s version of several WWE Hall of Famers. Mick Foley, Triple H, The Undertaker, and more are all set to be a part of the show. Luke Hawx landed the biggest part of them all.
Young Rock airs at 8 PM eastern on NBC. There are plenty of Easter eggs for wrestling fans hidden throughout the show. Fans of Steve Austin will want to tune in this week to see if Luke Hawx does the role justice.