In the 1980s, the world of pro wrestling saw some of its greatest matches, and an unbelievable rise in popularity. With stars like Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat, Bret Hart, and Rowdy Roddy Piper – the 80s brought larger than life figures into the squared circle.
To commemorate this time in the world of sports entertainment, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer are teaming up as executive producers on a show for NBC that will capture all the drama of the world of pro wrestling in the 1980s.
Not much information has been released yet about the content of the show, but with Jerry Bruckheimer teaming up with a third generation pro wrestling legend, I can only imagine we’re all in for a treat.
Despite my negative feelings for ‘The Rock’, I have all the faith in the world that he will do this great time period in pro wrestling great justice. The Rock not only grew up an avid wrestling fan, but also in the world of pro wrestling watching his father and grandfather compete, so he has seen the evolution of the business take place. I would love to see some guest commentary on classic matches from the wrestlers themselves, and maybe even from Vince McMahon himself.
Time will only tell what we are in for with this program, but The Rock does have a history of giving the fans what they want, and I cannot see this being any different!