For all the explosions and car chases, the Fast & Furious movies have become more and more about family as the franchise has evolved, and new spinoff Hobbs & Shaw is no different. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson just shared a touching video to IGTV in which he talked about what it meant to him to act alongside his cousin, Roman Reigns, who plays his brother in the movie, and how important it was that they celebrate their shared heritage on-screen, both as Samoans and as the descendants of a long line of pro wrestlers.
"In Samoan, 'Uso' means brother," Johnson explains in the video. "It's a term of affection — for the most part. Unless one of us screws up!"
The video explores the wrestling lineage that both Johnson and Reigns come from, including their grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, who was great pals with Andre the Giant and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame following his death.
2019 has been a pretty epic year for Reigns. In addition to starring alongside his cousin in his first ever feature film, he also made a triumphant return to WWE Raw in February after an 11 year battle with leukemia, announcing that his cancer was in remission and that "the Big Dog is back."
"That overwhelming support that you gave me, it gave me strength, it gave me new life, it gave me a new opportunity and it gave me a new purpose," he told fans. "You see, here in WWE, a lot of your purpose as a young superstar is to win titles and climb that mountain and achieve the top and put your flag in. And that's still very important, but for me, the only thing that is important is that I have the ability to step foot in this ring every single night. And if I can do that, I'm gonna use this platform ... to raise awareness, and I'm gonna use it to support those who are in need just like I was."
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