WWE Superstar Roman Reigns Didn’t Rely On Nepotism To Get A Role In The Movie
When WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, real name Joe Anoa’i, first showed up in the trailer for Hobbs & Shaw, it looked like it had something to do with the former WWE Champion calling on his cousin Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to get him some screen time. That, however, was not the case, as Reigns told AOL in 2019 that he didn’t contact his cousin about auditioning for the role of one of Luke Hobbs’ younger brothers, Mateo. It wasn’t until after Reigns was pretty far along in the process that Johnson was brought up to speed. Once Dwayne Johnson found out about his cousin getting cast in the role, he was more than ecstatic, and after watching the two interact on screen, it’s easy to see why.