Harvey Wippleman says "Young Rock" fans should stay tuned.
"Young Rock" aired for three seasons on NBC, and the popular show featured the story of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as he navigated his road to stardom. Many fans were disappointed when the show got canceled in June 2023, as there was a lot of story left on the table.
Speaking with Bryan Asbury on Developmentally Speaking, Harvey Wippleman, a close friend of The Rock, described his work as an executive consultant on the show. He also teased that the story isn't over yet, so fans should stay tuned.
“To me, the biggest highlight of the last whatever amount of years was being a main part of the ‘Young Rock’ show on NBC. I was one of the two executive consultants for the wrestling aspect of the show. I was part of the Memphis Wrestling consultant team, and also part of the Zoom meetings teaching Ryan Pinkston, who plays me on ‘Young Rock’, my accent and just showing him how I talk and behave and whatnot. Of course, a great friend of mine, Chavo Guerrero, was the casting director for the wrestlers in the show and also the physical consultant, shaking the actors how to take a bump or whatever. The young wrestlers that were portraying other people, he would explain to them what to do. So me and Chavo were two the two wrestling people on that particular show. It was a great experience, and it’s not over yet. It’s not on NBC anymore, but once the actors’ strike resolves, stay tuned. ‘Young Rock’ will be back. The story ain’t over yet," Wippleman said.
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