Vince McMahon will be portrayed on-screen by an actor for the first time ever, as the casting of Adam Ray has been confirmed for the WWE CEO in Young Rock.
Ray’s career thus far has seen him lend his voice to shows such as Robot Chicken and Ghostbusters, voicing Slimer, as well as appearing in Two Broke Girls, Arrested Development, and alongside The Rock in Ballers. It was confirmed tonight via The Rock’s Instagram that Ray will portray a young Vince McMahon in the show, which premieres on February 16th.
Vince McMahon‘s appearance in film and television has been long-rumoured, with speculation arising in the past that Bradley Cooper would portray the WWE CEO in the Hulk Hogan biopic, of which Chris Hemsworth has been confirmed for the role of The Hulkster.
As my dude @TheRock just announced on his Instagram, I can now proudly say what part I’m portaying on NBC’s “YOUNG ROCK,” premiering Feb 16th! I’ll be playing VINCE MCMAHON🤘
Tune in. The show is incredible🎉 pic.twitter.com/SyGcp05swr
— Adam Ray (@adamraycomedy) February 13, 2021
Meanwhile, ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage will be portrayed by Badland star Kevin Makely. Andre The Giant will be portrayed by We Are The Millers and Agents of SHIELD star Matthew Willig. Nate Jackson will play Junkyard Dog, Brett Azar is Iron Sheik, while The Wild Samoans, Afa and Sika, will be performed by John Tui and Fasitua Amosa respectively.
The Rock made the announcement of the casting of his ‘family’ and his heroes for the upcoming series.
You can watch the official trailer below.