- As noted earlier, the director of Pain & Gain, Michael Bay, remarked to Entertainment Tonight that The Rock needs to "to grow up and stop wrestling 300-pound men" after Rock was forced to miss the the Los Angeles premiere of the movie. Bay clarified his statement on his website, writing, "Wrestling fans, it was a joke said on Entertainment Tonight–with a laugh. You can see the clip for yourselves. The most important person to see the on air joke was Dwayne. I love seeing The Rock wrestle. I hope he wrestles 10 more years. I joked on air because Dwayne was not at our LA premiere due to his injury."
You can watch Bay's original comments in the video above.
- Speaking of Bay's statement, The Rock responded to his Pain & Gain director on his Twitter, writing: