The Rock took to his Twitter account and shot down reports that he turned down an opportunity to appear on Ric Flair’s “30 for 30” ESPN special.
Turned down? Not true. Ric and his fam are very good friends of mine and my family.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 6, 2017
These reports surfaced after several websites took an interview with Rory Karpf out of context that was printed on Sports Illustrated. Karpf mentioned in the interview that only people from the wrestling world that he wanted but failed to get were Steve Austin, Paul Heyman and The Rock. These websites took these remarks and turned it into something else.
The article published on Sports Illustrated never said that The Rock turned down the offer and doesn’t explain why, leaving open the possibility that scheduling issues or other things prevented the interview.
Editors note: This has been a real problem within the Internet Wrestling Community this year. Questionable websites that often cover the same news stories as we do, also post false news or stories that are similar but with their own “spin” added. Readers often have a hard time telling the difference and get confused. Ultimately, these sort of sites make us all look bad.