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Issa Rae and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson team up for wrestling series on HBO

It’s going under the working title TRE CNT.

April 21, 2020
Issa Rae and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson team up for wrestling series on HBO L: Theo Wargo / Getty Images, R: Andreas Rentz / Getty Images  

Issa Rae, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Dany Garcia will co-executive produce a new HBO series about the development of a backyard wrestling competition, according to Variety. The project, written by Mohamad El Masri (October Faction, Here and Now) has the working title TRE CNT.

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The half-hour series will seemingly reflect a more ramshackle approach to wrestling than the one Johnson worked through in his WWE years. "The series focuses on Cassius Jones," Variety reports, "a young dock worker and struggling pro-wrestler, who uses inherited life-insurance money for start-up cash and the deed to a shotgun house from his grandfather to start a hip-hop centric backyard wrestling empire in Houston’s Third Ward (The Tre) with the help of his working-class family, neighbors, and friends."

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Issa Rae and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson team up for wrestling series on HBO