Recently, Grayson Waller has been catapulted into the wrestling spotlight, sharing the ring with luminaries like John Cena in London and squaring off against Edge at the legendary Madison Square Garden. Riding the wave of his recent successes, Waller took to social media to engage in a bold exchange with none other than "The Great One," The Rock.
Waller made bold comparisons between his Madison Square Garden debut and The Rock's inaugural match at the 1996 Survivor Series. In a move to provoke The Rock, Waller shared a video where he was seen donning the vibrant outfit The Rock wore during his debut, making fun of the iconic attire.
Mockingly, he exclaimed, "Oh my god, this is so cringe! Can you smell what I'm cooking?" replicating The Rock's catchphrase.
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The Rock, known for his witty responses, took the jest in stride.
Admitting his debut outfit — which he humorously referred to as an "arts & crafts ring outfit from Michael's" — was indeed cringe, he delivered a sharp retort. "You're right! That outfit was cringe," The Rock tweeted before playfully jabbing at Waller's appearance and voice, jokingly likening him to a 'jabroni's balloon knot.'
He ended his response with a dig at Waller's haircut and blamed @TripleH for his debut outfit. Not one to back down, Waller invited The Rock to appear on his talk show, 'The Grayson Waller Effect,' teasingly suggesting that Dwayne Johnson could use the 'Grayson Waller rub' to resurrect his film career.
Waller is making a concerted effort to carve a niche for himself in the wrestling world, using the stature of industry legends as his springboard. Social media users have speculated that Waller's bold critique of older wrestlers might become integral to his wrestling persona, drawing comparisons to the early stages of Randy Orton's and Chris Jericho's careers.
Anticipation is rife among fans intrigued by the possibility of a face-off between Waller and The Rock at the rumored WrestleMania 40 appearance of the latter. This encounter, if it materializes, will be one for the books.