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Young Rock Season Two Looking To Cast More WWE Hall Of Famers

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According to a new report more WWE Hall of Famers are set to be cast for season two of the hit comedy Young Rock.

The show which chronicles the early years of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson growing up around the wrestling business has been a huge success since debuting in February.

The comedy sees Johnson star alongside Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, Uli Latukefu, Ana Tuisila, Fasitua Amosa and John Tui.

In May it was noted that Young Rock had been commissioned for a second season, with filming set to begin this month, before being broadcast in 2022.

It had earlier been reported that the series would be looking to cast The Rock’s grandfather “High Chief” Peter Maivia.

Mike Johnson of PWInsider has now added that the show are looking to cast Nikolai Volkoff and Bam Bam Bigelow.

Johnson notes that the intention is to have Volkoff appear alongside The Iron Sheik who was played by Brett Azar in season one. The show are also looking to cast Bam Bam Bigelow, but only as Bigelow the person not the wrestling character.

In addition, there is a possibility that Memphis-era Jerry Lawler may become a recurring character.

The makers of Young Rock are also having to recast Ric Flair. The 16-time World Champion had been played by Matthew Farrelly in season one but he has now joined WWE NXT as Grayson Waller. This means that he’ll be working in Florida while the series begins shooting in Australia.

Heading into Survivor Series in November it has been speculated that The Rock would be making a return to WWE to mark the 25th anniversary of his debut. However, a new report suggests that the star will be in Australia (Seemingly working on Young Rock) during the event, and may instead be heading for a clash with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39 in 2023.