The unlikely rivalry between Grayson Waller and Dwayne Johnson continues.
The second half of 2023 has been a wild ride for Grayson Waller so far. After moving to the main roster as part of the WWE draft, the star has shared the ring albeit on his talk show with AJ Styles and Edge, while he went insult-for-insult with John Cena at Money In The Bank.
Waller made his in-ring main roster debut on July 7th at Madison Square Garden and was quick to compare himself to Johnson who had done the same in 1996. This sparked a series of insults between the pair, with The Rock branding Waller an “outback jack off.”
Appearing on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Waller has now challenged Johnson to appear on the Grayson Waller Effect at SummerSlam. This comes after reports emerged linking Waller to a segment with a “WWE legend” at the event.
“SummerSlam is always a big show. All of a sudden, people start seeing what I can do for these legends. Grayson Waller is on the WWE Legend Rehabilitation Program right now. If you’re a WWE legend, it’s hard, Twitter, Instagram, you don’t know how to go on socials. Come and talk to me, I’ll make you relevant again. You saw me do that with John Cena. You saw me do it with Edge.
[Rock] is out of work right now. He’s unemployed, correct? Actors are on strike. Technically, he’s unemployed and needs some work. Who better to help The Rock than Grayson Waller? I just sent out a video. I didn’t even tag him. People think I was clout chasing, I didn’t even tag him. All of a sudden, he’s coming back with the same insults he’s been using for 15 years.
I remember when I was 15 and thought you were funny, that was cool. It’s an open invitation for the Grayson Waller Efftect. If he wants to come on the show. His daughter is in a cult right now in NXT. His family is in shambles on the main show. He seems to be worried about Grayson Waller. We have to do something about it.
There are so many legends in town for SummerSlam. I heard Undertaker might be in town. I heard whispers about Steve Austin. I’m hearing all these names thrown around, and for some reason, they all want to find me. If there is a legend in town that wants to talk to Grayson Waller, I’m open to it. It’s not up to me, it’s up to The Rock.
He can make any claims about a busy schedule, but I know he doesn’t have a busy schedule now. You wake up at 4 AM to work out, you’re done by about 6 AM, you have a whole day free. I’m open. He can say whatever he wants to me, it would be a lot of fun. We’ll see if Dwayne has anything to say,”
When Did Dwayne Johnson Last Wrestle?
Dwayne Johnson arguably hasn’t been a full-time wrestler since 2002, although he appeared into mid-2003 on a fairly regular basis. Johnson hasn’t wrestled a serious match since being defeated by John Cena back in 2013, although it was reported that he turned down the chance to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39.
H/t to Fightful