Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Vin Diesel’s on-set spat is just a ruse for an upcoming wrestling showdown, according to reports.

The two actors reportedly fell out while they were filming Fast 8 and just last week Johnson stunned fans when he took aim at his cast mate in a social media rant saying they are ‘’candy asses’ after bad behaviour on set.

He has never named names, but insiders claimed the posts were targeted at Diesel, who is also one of the film’s producers.

Further fuel was added to the fire when The Rock took to Instagram to thank the cast and crew of the film but didn’t mention Diesel at all.

Finished strong and on to the next. That’s an officially wrap on #FastAndFurious8. Thank you to our director @fgarygray for the vision and execution. Thank you UNIVERSAL for being tremendous partners as always, thank you to all my fellow co-stars for the daily effort and grind. Scott Eastwood you handsome sumbitch! Natalie Emmanuel I have a cold Budweiser ready for you and Tyrese Gibson you still have the biggest smile and forehead I’ve ever seen.😂 And a huge THANK YOU to our hard working production crew – the backbone of our business. Your kind words meant a lot to me last night – thank you! In the end, we all rallied, as great teams do, kicked ass and will deliver an amazing movie to the world. Proud of our entire FAST FAMILY. And now in two weeks I’ll reunite with ol’ friends Kevin Hart & Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of #JUMANJI. *(for the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story). It’s also crazy to me how much me, Kev and Jack look like triplets when we’re together. 👶🏽👶🏻👶🏿. Man this is gonna be FUN. #WheelsUp #ThatsAWrap #FromFastAndFurious #StraightIntoJumanji #BigBrownBaldTattooedMan #DarkChocolateComedicRockStar #BrillaintCrazyCurvyCaucasion #TheseHashtagsAreRidiculous #INeedSleepAndCARBS #ButIWillSettleForTequila

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However, it seems the one-sided war of words is just a ruse for an upcoming WWE showdown. The Rock looks set to get back in the ring at the end of the ‘’huge prank, and it’s all for publicity,” a source tells Life & Style magazine. “The Rock convinced Vin to amp up the drama between them so they could turn it into a WWE match to help promote the April 2017 release of Fast 8.”

Jason Statham is believed to not wanting to get involved in the ‘feud’ or the upcoming fight.

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