“Young Rock” is sadly down for the three count after three seasons.
The series was canceled by NBC on Friday after having a total of 37 episodes following being “on the bubble” when it was not listed on the channel’s fall schedule. The sitcom covered several eras of The Rock both in the past and even the future. Wrestling fans were specifically catered to as several famous grapplers of the 80s and 90s were portrayed on the program. The Rock narrated the show and naturally played the 2032 version of himself while three other actors took the role “The People’s Champion” in his early days.
“Young Rock” covered Dwayne Johnson’s time as a young boy growing up around the wrestling business, then later on during his high school days and of course his transformation into The Rock during the WWE Attitude Era. One of the executive producers of the show was former WWE Head Writer Brian Gewirtz who is also a part of Rock’s Seven Bucks Production team.
What Famous Wrestlers Were All Featured On Young Rock?
“Young Rock” certainly showcased a wide range of wrestling legends on the program. While Rock’s father Rocky Johnson was obviously a featured player, Andre The Giant, the recently passed Iron Sheik, Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Ric Flair, Junkyard Dog, Tony Atlas, Ricky Steamboat, Dusty Rhodes, Jerry Lawler and Jeff Jarrett all made their appearances in Rock’s early days. As for his “Attitude Era” allies, Bret Hart, Steve Austin, Undertaker, Mick Foley, Triple H, Ken Shamrock were featured. Shawn Michaels was notoriously replaced by a fictional character by the name of “Chad Frost.” Two of WWE’s modern stars also had their moment in the spotlight with memorable roles. Becky Lynch played a spot-on Cyndi Lauper while current SmackDown star Grayson Waller portrayed Ric Flair in season one.