The Big Dog and the Great One kickin’ some butt.
Former WWE world/universal champion Roman Reigns just landed his first big movie role. Having been off WWE TV since announcing that his leukemia had returned last October, and that he needed time away from wrestling to successfully treat it, Reigns will be playing the role of The Rock’s brother in Hobbs & Shaw, the Fast and the Furious spin-off flick.
The cousin of Roman Reigns in real life (through their grandfathers being Samoan “blood brothers”), The Rock made the announcement on Instagram:
“The brothers roar. A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, Roman Reigns who’ll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE. I’m very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film. I’m also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia.”
“His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired our entire family as well as millions around the world in our beloved @WWE Universe. Can’t wait to see the “Big Dog” return back to the ring – his positive & focused mindset to return is straight up next level. Til’ then, this sacred Samoan ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood. Today, we nourish it with yours. #WelcomeRomanReigns #Brothers.”
Check out the two pics posted on The Rock’s Instagram