- In the video above, TMZ Sports caught up with Batista and asked him about The Rock possibly running for President. Batista said that he would vote for him, noting that he's "a better candidate than f**king Trump." Batista added that Rock was a decent human being and was smart.
- Speaking of The Rock, he was recently interviewed by The Los Angeles Times about his new movie, Moana, which is in theatres on Wednesday. During the interview he was asked about his Instagram post in August where he wrote that while some of his Fast 8 male co-stars "conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals... others don't." He stated that "the ones that don't are too chicken s--t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses." It was revealed that he was referring to Fast 8 lead Vin Diesel. The Rock told The Times that he didn't regret his comments, and that interest in the upcoming movie "shot through the roof" after his post.
"I was very clear with what I said. I've been in the game a long time," Rock said with a smile. "Would Universal [Pictures] have preferred that didn't happen? Sure, we talked about it. The irony is after that and as they do their tracking and all their analysis, the interest shot through the roof to a whole other level."
The Rock also discussed trying to become more of a typical Hollywood lead for awhile. He said that he tried to cover his tattoos by wearing long-sleeve shirts and avoided talking about his wrestling past, but changed his mind in 2008.
"And then it hit me: I'm not being authentic," he said. "I'm really not being me. I like going to the gym. I like driving my pickup truck and maybe I don't want to live in Hollywood. Maybe I want to live in Florida in the country. Maybe I don't want to wear a suit. I love wrestling and I love going back and being with the fans even if I don't wrestle anymore. I'm that guy."
You can check out Rock's original post below:
This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken s--t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling - you're right. Bottom line is it'll play great for the movie and fits this Hobbs character that's embedded in my DNA extremely well. The producer in me is happy about this part??. Final week on FAST 8 and I'll finish strong. #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses