NBC’s ‘Young Rock’ has revealed who will play the role of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
The autobiographical TV series, which will be coming to NBC, will feature several WWE characters including Vince McMahon and the ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage. The comedy will focus on different chapters of Dwayne Johnson’s life, from childhood to being part of the WWE.
As per The Wrap, comedian Adam Ray will play future WWE chairman Vince McMahon. Ray voiced ‘The Slimer’ in 2016’s ‘Ghostbusters’ movie. The ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage willbe played by Kevin Makely.
Below are the character descriptions announced so far.
Vince McMahon (Ray) Bold, ambitious and quickly rising through the ranks of his father’s company, the future WWE Chairman and Owner is a great friend and supporter of Lia’s and a trusted confidant when things get difficult for her with a rival.
“Macho Man” Randy Savage (Makely) One of the all-time greats, the Macho Man is known for his larger-than-life style and outsized personality both in and out of the ring. At only 10 years old, young Dewey was enamored with his unmatched wrestling ability and unique promotional flair and knew immediately he wanted to be just like him when he grew up. His originality and unforgettable catchphrases were a huge influence on him. Ooooh yeah!
Andre the Giant (Matthew Willig) Andre, one of the biggest stars in history of wrestling, commands respect wherever he goes. Andre was very private and didn’t let many people in, but he was very close to the Johnson family and had a unique and beautiful relationship with Dewey who idolized the 8th Wonder of the World.
Junkyard Dog (Nate Jackson) Fun-loving and up for anything, JYD had an electric personality and was not only a locker room leader but a trailblazer. Dewey was inspired by JYD, because like Rocky, he was one of the first black men to break out and pave the way for others.
The Iron Sheik (Brett Azar) A former Olympic athlete for Iran, he is considered one of the greatest heels of all time. Despite his villainous wrestling persona, outside the ring, Sheik’s a good friend to the entire Johnson family and known as “Sheiky baby” to little Dewey.
A legendary tag team, leaning into their “wild” image in the ring, when the show is over, they are smart, loving and fiercely loyal to their family. As Dewey’s uncles, they help him navigate life alongside his mom and dad.
(Special thanks to The Wrap for the character descriptions)