Dwayne Johnson is hardly somebody you’d want to mess with, but that’s exactly what Ben Pobjie – author of “Aussie Aussie Aussie” – did on Sunday.
Pobjie found himself in a war of words with “The Rock” after he replied to one of his tweets to say that wrestling “isn’t real.”
However, not one to take these kind of comments lying down, Johnson, 45, replied: “I like the dry wit. Correct, I do in fact know wrestling isn’t real. Thats why I said ‘have fun’. I also know, you can go f**k yourself.”
Immediately admitting defeat, Pobjie then said: “My worst nightmare has come true. The Rock thinks I wanted to insult him. I am scum,” before he added: “I’m playing a dangerous game hoping @TheRock gets my zany sense of humour and doesn’t just have me killed.”
Johnson also showed that he was just messing around, commenting: “Haha I just hit you back. Yes, I not only got the zany but appreciated it as well.”
Unsurprisingly, the hilarious exchange had Twitter users commenting in droves to admit “you should never tell ‘The Rock’ that wrestling is not real,” alongside numerous memes.
This certainly isn’t the only feisty social media interaction Johnson has had recently, with his apparent feud with Tyrese Gibson over the “Fast & Furious” spinoff movie with Jason Statham continuing.
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Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neal Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019
Gibson previously hit out at Johnson for wanting to delay the release of “Fast 9,” but that didn’t stop the actor releasing a preview clip for the upcoming flick, with parts of the caption suggesting he’s keen to clap back at Gibson, as well as co-star Vin Diesel.
Ending the post, Johnson used the hashtag “#CandyAssesNeedNotApply,” a pointed callback to a remark he made last year about Diesel on Instagram, as the co-stars had on-set drama that spilled over to social media.