Great having this amazing 8yr old child actor and star of LION, Sunny Pawar, stop by my dressing room to meet. We talked about how cool it was that we both have Oscar nominated movies this Sunday, at the Academy Awards. I told him I look forward to making a movie with him one day, but he's gonna have to take a pay cut because I don't like kids. At all. What a performance he put on in LION and the best part about this kid is, he's a really REALLY polite and happy little boy. So cool to see. Good luck this Sunday big man. Bring home that Oscar!
Appreciate The Champ himself, Kevin Owens stopping by "The People's Hood" to say hello. People's Hood is the nickname for my dressing rooms. We had a good laugh about the story of when I was training for my WWE comeback and title run (2012) I was training with Kurt Hawkins and Joe Hennig. After our workout, me and Kurt were chopping it up about great independent wrestlers. I said "Dude I just saw this guy last night on YouTube named Kill Steen or something like that. He's amazing." Kurt said, "That's my good friend Kevin Owens". I said "We'll tell your friend he's bad ass and I hope WWE signs him." Now 5yrs later and relentless hard work, he's WWE Universal Champion. I like when good things happen to good hard working people. He's an asshole though for growing a better beard than I can. #RAW #StaplesCenter #PeoplesHood #UniversalChamp #KevinOwens #FightingWithMyFamily
🎶🎼🎤Big Digital HD release for our 2x OSCAR nominated #MOANA. I'm so grateful our movie touched a magical chord with people to become a global phenomenon. Powered by our film's heartbeat and soul... our music. One of the coolest parts of this whole thing is having everyone from truck drivers to toddlers, from lovely ladies to dudes in the gym... they all ask to me sing a few lines of "You're Welcome" to which I respectfully reply, "You can taste the steak all you want, but the gravy ain't free". They look confused and start nervously laughing.. I just stare and make the whole thing uncomfortable.. then I break out in laughter.. then they break out in laughter.. then I start singing.. then they start singing with me.. then I stop and say, "no seriously, pay up". Everyone wins. #Moana #YoureWelcome #DigitalHD TODAY!
I started getting arrested at 14yrs old. Our new @SevenBucksProds project means a lot to me. We take you inside one of the most hardcore prison boot camps in the world. Their success rate is unprecedented. In 2012 when I walked into this Dade County facility to speak with these offenders about taking advantage of their second shot at life, I knew then this was a place the world needed to see. All lives matter. Break them down hard. Build them up strong. Change is real. Set your calendars for MARCH 27th on @HBO. #HBODocumentariesFilm #SevenBucksProds #RockAndAHardPlace
For the WWE Universe who's attending TONIGHT'S RAW at the Staples Center here in LA.. When RAW goes off the air, that's when the next level of fun begins. You're all gonna be in the movie.. energy thru the roof. At 445pm today before RAW goes LIVE.. the music hits, the bass drops, backs crack, livers quiver and I'll smell like a primate. Tonight'll be fun. Can't wait. See you in a few hours. #RAW #LA #StaplesCenter #FightingWithMyFamily #ChampionshipMatch
Puttin' in that ring work w/ @theatrinidadtmt (our Divas Champion) and @tessa_blanchard (our bad ass ring/stunt double) for their big match tonight at the Staples Center here in LA once RAW goes off the air. For those insiders who know the wrestling business, you know how hard these two independent female wrestlers work. For those who are are new to the wrestling world when you see our movie, just know you're watching some very unique and special athletes achieve greatness in a male dominated world. Respect is given when it's earned. Tonight, they earn it. Get ready WWE Universe and RAW crowd. It's your night too. #FightingWithMyFamily #SquaredCircleDNA #BloodSweatRespect #StaplesCenter #LA #RAW
Yeah my sense of humor goes from the exquisite penthouse to the filthy outhouse very quickly. Rock Q&A. YouTube. *Link in my bio.
The Notebook 2: Doing Manly Shit. Rock & Ryan. COMING SOON. World Famous/Infamous Rock Q&A. *Link in my bio.
I can go on and on about this man... Ruggedly handsome, brilliant collaborator, highly intellectually stimulating etc etc. Other guy is @stephenmerchant. Director, writer, very smart, fans luv him.. blah blah.. whatevs. #OnSet #FightingWithMyFamily 🎬
Very cool to watch our amazing/bad ass @florencepugh embody the role of real life WWE Superstar Paige. We shot some great scenes together today that reflected my real life pivotal conversations I had with Paige. Very interesting to relive and shoot those moments. I appreciate our entire crew and actors working tirelessly on a Sunday. THANK YOU! The 6'7 stud standing with us, is our director/writer @stephenmerchant. Brilliant filmmaker and loved worldwide. I still think he's an asshole. We're bringing our production to rock the Staples Center tomorrow night for RAW. #OnSet #ClockinThoseLongSundayHours #FightingWithMyFamily
Always too much fun answering your questions over on our YouTube channel. World Famous/Imfamous Rock Q&A. *Link in my bio
Saturday night sweat equity #MacGyverShit #OrJustShit #WestCoastIronParadise #Back2Work #ByAnyMeansNecessary ✊🏾
Spent my Friday night at our Warner Bros offices in a 6hr script session with these rampaging rockstars. Our RAMPAGE (next movie I'll make) writers, producers, director and star (occasionally me). Even though this took us deep into Friday night and we all have families and stuff to do - this kind of meeting is so critical to our movie's success. Everyone's instincts were firing on the highest of levels. My fav moment from this merciless 6hr meeting was when I shared with this group that there's an equity and trust I've built with my audience that they trust me to take them on an epic ride, and always do our best to send them home happy. A very cool moment to see everyone's eyes light and heads start to nod. To win on any level you gotta have teamwork and collaboration and cant thank everyone enough in this room for their energy and focus. You truly helped us move the needle. And Wendy Jane you're Superwoman for your creative brilliance and putting up with all these asshole's dumb guy jokes. Not me of course, I'm a gentleman. 😈 Next stop for me in my research - the Primate division at the Atlanta Zoo (my character's a Primatologist & head of an anti poaching unit in Rwanda). Really informative and educational character to play and project to work on. More to come. Start shooting this APRIL. #RAMPAGE
Really pleased with the response to our @sevenbucksds #SevenBucksMoment series we started. Doesn't matter what color you are, gender, religion or occupation... we ALL have had our #SevenBucksMoment. Mine was having $7bucks in my pocket when I was 23yrs old. Depressed and frustrated that I didn't have a pot to piss in. Only thing I had was my faith and my own two hands to put in the work. We all go thru it. We just hope to come out better on the other side. Thank you to my brotha and filthy animal @jayglazer for sharing your story with us. Good to see so many people pulling inspiration from your past challenges. * LINK IN MY BIO to watch Jay's full story. It's fantastic! Tell us your #SevenBucksMoments story in the comments.
Great positive energy with these two lovely and good quality humans @tishacampbellmartin & duane_martin when they stopped by our #Ballers set. We got the coolest set in Hollywood. Every actor, singer, athlete and friends of friends all want to stop by, watch the action and chop it up. Truthfully, they all come by set to secretly see if I smell as good as I look. I do. #OnSet #Ballers #LosAngeles #TAndD #QualityHumans
Had a day off from filming #Ballers and spent 8hrs+ in our Warner Bros offices having script meetings. 2hrs was spent with our #FightingWithMyFamily director/writer @stephenmerchant (the mean and masculine looking bearded legend behind me). This is the movie our @sevenbucksprod developed and produced based off a documentary I saw years ago based on real life WWE Superstar, @realpaigewwe and her family. We kicked off filming this week and it's coming along great. Actors settling into their roles nicely. I shoot all my scenes this Sunday and I look forward to being a complete asshole to Stephen as he tries to direct me. Everyone's working extremely hard on this passion project. We're makin' a good one. More to come.. #FightingWithMyFamily #WhyAmITheOnlyOneEating #Again
Happy Birthday to good bud and "The Prez", Papa Jim Manion. Continued blessings my friend. Drinks and Oukast music on me! #HBD #PapaManion #Ohana
FINALLY... @theatrinidadtmt our #DivasChampion. Our @sevenbucksprod is proud to welcome Thea to our #FightingWithMyFamily cast! Casting the right woman to play our champion was critical. I wanted to keep the integrity of our movie's authenticity. We had to find a woman who not only has a real star quality, but she also had to have a real reverence and love for our unique wrestling business. Thea has been working extremely hard for years on the independent wrestling circuit and for those who understand what that means - you know how much one has to love our crazy business to work independently for years. She has a star quality, great presence, humility and is always all about being, "the hardest worker in the room". She's working her butt off to put on an outstanding performance in our movie. Congrats, Thea and welcome to the cast. Let's put in that work and move the crowd. #FightingWithMyFamily #TheaTrinidad #DivasChampion #SevenBucksProds #MisherFilms #Film4 #WWEFilms
My toughest face for the #TruckerToughChallenge. There's a special little 3yr old boy out there who's fighting for his life. His name is @trucker_boy_dukes. Trucker was diagnosed Neuroblastoma in 2014 and he's been fighting hard ever since. He & his family live in Hawaii and this challenge is to raise awareness for them and to help out lil' Trucker any way we can. * clink the LINK IN MY BIO to see Trucker and his family. Donate a buck or two if you can and if not help, let's just keep raising awareness and sending Trucker's mom, dad and their entire family our strong mana - spirit/power. I nominate my solid guys @jayglazer, @terrycrews & @melchancey187 to put on their toughest face and pay it forward. Trucker, you stay strong big man. You're too young right now to understand just how much you're inspiring all those around you with your strength. Including me. Plus, your daddy is a firefighter so you got toughness in the blood.🤙🏾 *LINK IN MY BIO #TruckerToughChallenge