The Rock Receives Open Invitation From Current WWE Star

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One WWE star wants to lay the smackdown on Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

SummerSlam is fast approaching, and multiple WWE stars are set for blockbuster matches when the company heads to Detroit, MI. One man who’s not currently scheduled for a bout at the biggest party of the summer is SmackDown star Grayson Waller, who after a brief social media spat decided to issue an open challenge to none other than Dwayne Johnson. Waller believes he can rehabilitate The Rock’s image, pointing out that the megastar is “unemployed” as a result of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA writers strike.

Speaking in a new interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Waller had this to say:

“SummerSlam is always a big show, and next week we’re in Detroit for SummerSlam. It’s a big show and I think all of a sudden people are starting to see what I can do to these legends.

“I think like Waller’s on the WWE legend rehabilitation program right now. If you’re a WWE legend, it’s hard, you know, Twitter, Instagram, you don’t know how to go about the socials.

“Come and talk to me and I’ll make you relevant again. I think he saw me do that with John Cena, he saw me do it with Edge and he’s out of work right now.

“Technically he’s unemployed (referencing the Hollywood strikes). I think he needs some work, who better to help the Rock than Grayson Waller? I just sent out a little video, I didn’t even tag him, so to the people who think I’m clout chasing, I didn’t even tag him.

“All of a sudden he’s coming back with the same insults he’s been using for 15 years. It was funny because I was like ‘I remember when I was 15 and thought you were funny’ so that was really really cool.

“But there’s now an open invitation for the Grayson Waller Effect. If he wants to come on the show, I know his daughter’s in a cult right now on NXT and his family is in shambles on the main show, but he seems to be worried about Grayson Waller.

“So I think we have to do something about it. I’m hearing all of these names being thrown around (for SummerSlam), and for some reason they all want to fight me so if there’s a legend in town who wants to talk with Grayson Waller I’m open for it.”

“You Don’t Have A Busy Schedule, Lad” – Grayson Waller On Wanting To Face Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

When asked whether or not he believes Johnson will answer his open challenge, Waller said that’s entirely up to The Rock. He also made it clear that he’s available any time Johnson wants to face him.

“It’s not up to me, I think that’s up to The Rock. He can make any claims about a busy schedule, but I know you don’t have a busy schedule now lad.

“You wake up at about 4am to work out, you’re done by 6am, you’ve got a whole day free. I’m open the whole day, you can get your workout in, I’m open.

“He can say whatever he wants to me and I think that would be a lot of fun, but we’ll see of Dwayne has anything to say.

Despite being drafted to SmackDown back in May, Waller didn’t make his in-ring debut on the blue brand until the July 7th episode as he was healing from a broken leg.

h/t WrestleTalk