Although it's been some time since Dwayne Johnson's had to smack down some jabronis, the beef he had with Tyrese Gibson was the closest we've come to seeing The Rock being his old WWE self.
We could just picture Johnson grabbing the mic during a promo interview, staring right down the camera and calling out Gibson for a cage match or a no-holds-barred, falls-count-anywhere bout that'd get really crazy. Sadly, it wasn't to be and the beef has all put died down.
When Johnson appeared on 'Watch What Happens Live' this Friday just gone, the story came up again, but didn't so much diffuse it as he pushed it aside as diplomatically as possible. When asked by a caller if he had spoken with Gibson since then, Johnson said he hadn't, and felt no need to either. That's a subtle burn right there, folks.
"I always feel like a beef requires two people to actually jump in it," Johnson explained, "and it was pretty one-sided and he had voiced his opinion a lot on social media."
"Apparently, he was going through some stuff, too, in his personal life. But, no, we haven't talked and I don't see where we would and, to me, there's no need to have a conversation." The beef stemmed from the fact that Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are doing a franchise spinoff from 'Fast and Furious' that'll be directed by 'Deadpool 2' helmer David Leitch.
So far, Vanessa Kirby and Idris Elba have been announced and if the spinoff is a success, the likelihood is that it'll mean the end of the 'Fast and Furious' franchise - something that Tyrese Gibson had a problem with as he claims he was offered his own spinoff and turned it down out of loyalty to the franchise as a whole.
To be honest, this is the most amount of believable drama the entire 'Fast and Furious' franchise has ever had, so you take it where you can get it.