(NEW YORK) — As many wrestling fans had been speculating, the purported beef between Fast & Furious stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel is all part of a calculated lead-up to a WWE wrestling match between the pair to promote their upcoming Fast 8 — at least, according to Life and Style magazine.
The tabloid says the widely reported on-set static that led Rock to put certain “candy a**” co-stars on blast on Instagram is in fact, “a publicity stunt to amp up drama for a WWE wrestling match and to help promote the April 2017 release of Fast 8.”
Diesel quickly outed himself as said candy-canned co-worker, and teased fans he’d someday reveal “Everything.”
An unnamed “insider” says the beef is about as real as the stuff in a Slim Jim. It’s “a huge prank, and it’s all for publicity,” the source claims.
Incidentally, it was Johnson’s use of that particular diss that led wrestling fans to believe the put-down was a put-on: it’s an insult he frequently threw at adversaries in the ring when he was a full-time wrestler.
Fast 8 is slated for an April 14, 2017 release.
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