Dwayne Johnson is a popular actor who started at as a wrestler. Johnson’s wrestling career began in the mid-1990s when he joined WWE under the ring name Rocky Maivia, paying homage to his father and grandfather who were also professional wrestlers. However, his charismatic persona and unparalleled mic skills earned him the nickname The Rock.
Dwayne Johnson became one of the most iconic and beloved figures in WWE history, captivating audiences with his electrifying performances inside and outside the ring. His catchphrases, such as “Do you smell what The Rock is cooking?” became part of pop culture. Dwayne Johnson, and John Cena, are all professional wrestlers and have won a WWE Championship.
Dwayne Johnson’s film career took off with roles in movies like The Scorpion King (2002), The Fast and the Furious franchise, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2016), which demonstrated his ability to lead successful film franchises and draw audiences to theaters. He brought his signature humor, charm, and physical prowess to the big screen, earning him a reputation as a bankable and beloved actor.
Of course, Johnson is set to star in a live-action version of Moana, reprising his role as Maui. Though that project has been put on hold in the midst of the ongoing Hollywood strikes, he is still expected to be an actor and Executive Producer on the Disney film, which has received different reactions from fans across the board.
On Tuesday’s NXT Heatwave special, the 22-year-old wrestler engaged in her first-ever televised one-on-one match. However, despite initially displaying impressive control, Ava ultimately fell short against her opponent, Ivy Nile.
The night took an unexpected turn as members of the “Diamond Mine,” including Schism and their enigmatic masked companions, interfered. While Ava was being assisted backstage, seemingly taking the loss in stride, an intriguing twist later unfolded. Interestingly, Ava had previously triumphed over Nile in a singles match during a live event. Fueled by this history, Ava boldly challenged Nile to a confrontation beneath the iconic Schism tree. Responding to the challenge, Nile arrived, but Ava’s request for assistance from her masked allies backfired dramatically.
Rather than being her allies, the masked figures revealed themselves as Julius and Brutus Creed. In a shocking turn of events, Nile exploited the situation and incapacitated Ava before she was whisked away by the Creed Brothers.
A further twist emerged as the Creed Brothers challenged Jagger Reid and Rip Fowler of Schism, collectively known as The Dyad. The challenge was set for a Steel Cage Match, with the Creeds putting their NXT status on the line.
Following the conclusion of NXT Heatwave, Ava turned to social media, playfully acknowledging the concern of her supporters. She tweeted, “Thanks for your concern, everyone. They finally let me out & Ivy’s face still looks even more busted from my kick.”
The WWE fan community responded to the storyline with their characteristic enthusiasm, adding humor to the situation. Some jested about how Ava’s father, the renowned Hollywood star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, might react to the dramatic turn of events. Fans playfully speculated on social media about Dwayne’s potential reaction to Ava’s kidnapping, with one viewer quipping, “AVA JUST GOT KIDNAPPED, DWAYNE WILL NOT LIKE THIS #WWENXT.”
Ava’s journey and the unexpected twists and turns keep fans engaged and entertained as the NXT saga unfolds.