the rock

The Rock, or, Dwayne Johnson, as he’s known in Hollywood, is developing a new wrestling comedy show based on his relationship with former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz.

Variety reports that Fox has ordered a pilot for the potential series which will be produced by The Rock’s Seven Bucks Productions, and Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions.

“This November will mark the 20th anniversary of my professional wrestling debut,” said Johnson. “I was 24 years old, putting in the hard work, making $40 bucks per match and had no clue of the long journey that lay ahead of me with characters and backstage stories so colorful you’d think there’s no way that can be true. The entertaining show that goes on in front of the crowd pales in comparison to the insanely entertaining show that goes on backstage. Brian and myself can’t wait to tell our stories.”

The series will focus on the odd couple relationship between a charismatic young star, and an awkward comedy writer trying to adjust to the world of professional wrestling.

“Coming from Hollywood to the wrestling industry, with its intense backstage atmosphere and larger than life personalities, was a major culture shock,” Gewirtz added. “After working in the business for over 15 years, Dwayne and I had encounters and experiences that were unbelievable as well as unforgettable. We can’t wait to bring this project to the fans.”

Episodes of the potential series would be an hour long and Dany Garci, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick are also attached as producers.