The Rock used Twitter to poke fun at the publications that took director Michael Bay's quote about him out of context. Rock Tweeted the following on Wednesday:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 24, 2013
As we noted here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com, Bay wished Johnson well on the red carpet of the "Pain and Gain" premiere on Tuesday night and had a little fun at his expense. One of the themes throughout the night was constant jokes about Rock's injuries.
Rock had to miss the premiere in Los Angeles as he recovers from emergency hernial surgery.
5:05 PM EDT Update - Michael Bay actually had to issue a statement (here on his official website) because of wrestling fans taking his joke seriously. Below is his statement in its entirety:
Wrestling fans, it was a joke said on Entertainment Tonight–with a laugh. You can see the clip for yourselves. The most important person to see the on air joke was Dwayne. I love seeing The Rock wrestle. I hope he wrestles 10 more years. I joked on air because Dwayne was not at our LA premiere due to his injury.
Richard Reacts: Did you see the sites that passed it off like Bay had a legitimate gripe with Rock? If so, feel free to post so we can all have a good laugh. The amount of jealousy in this business when it comes to The Rock is mind numbing. People will do anything they can to try and bury him. In this case, they got worked... bad.