Luke Hawx Talks Filming With The Rock, Interesting Stories From Time In WWE

Pro wrestling veteran Luke Hawx recently spoke with our friends at for an interview. Below are some of the highlights.

On working some matches for WWE: “Yeah, and I still do. I don’t as much as I used to because I want to give the spots to my students because my goal is not to go to WWE. My goal 10 years ago was to be in WWE, but now that I have started my own successful business, create my own career, I wanted to focus more on my students because I am living my dream, at my pace to do what I want to do. I’m always busy though and my head is always spinning with different markets with fitness and movies, so I have a lot of different things going on. I get to spend more time with my kids and go to their wrestling events, but if I was in WWE, I would be on the road 300 days a year. If I did, I would of had to take a paycut and move to Florida, so that wasn’t something that I was interested in doing this point in my career. Don’t get me wrong; it always has its setbacks; people will say, well, if you are so good, then why aren’t you in WWE? The average person really doesn’t understand that.”

On if he had any interesting stories from his stints in WWE: “I always had a good time there. I still have a good time there. I take my guys there a lot for tryouts, but one thing I can say about WWE is where it is different, different locker rooms – even when I went to TNA and stuff; WWE is always professional, you’re treated well, so when you go into an Indy locker room, they have a bunch of guys there who think that they are better than everybody. Some people are just kissing your ass because they know you run a promotion so they want you to book them, but the best thing that I love about WWE is that it is a grind, and if you can’t make that grind, you don’t last long there, so stories, I can tell you stories for days, there are millions of stories I have told in other interviews – not to cut this one short but there’s been so many times that I have been up there, I just really enjoy coming up there and bringing a new student, and their eyes light up when you tell them that they have been working really hard, WWE is coming to town soon and we are going to have you get looked at. I can’t explain at how joyful that makes someone feel.”

On being part of the Logan and Fate Of The Furious movies: “Well, I’ve been doing stunts since 2007, but got SAG in 2009. I have been in about 70-80 TV shows. I work pretty frequently doing that. I just lucked out with those big roles in those big movies. You never know; I’ve been in several films where you never know how it is going to play out, what will cut and what will be kept. When I filmed them you know they were going to be big movies, but you never know what you are going to get out of it, but man, it has been tremendous. The marketability that I got from that has been crazy. I received a decent role in Fate of the Furious. It’s a small minor role, but it is such a big movie and was typecasted that the feedback I have been receiving is crazy. It’s awesome too, but the problem is, where do you go from there? I have an episode of Preacher on AMC coming out in June, but you know, I will work more, but you don’t know. You work in such a big blockbuster, it is hard to trump that, but I just want to work and support my family.”

On the scene he filmed with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: “I fought The Rock in that movie. We had a scene where we go back and forth and then of course, I put him over, i did the job.”

On if he interacted much with The Rock off-camera: “Yeah, we had a chance to talk for a bit. Like I said, I have been around the greats, all the big timers, but he was the busiest person I have ever seen in my life. I don’t know how he remains sane. We would only talk when we were rolling the film, like we’d be getting lined up for our scene and would get ready to film our scene, but he knows me from GI Joe, and from Wrestling as well, so we would catch up a little bit, but every time the Director would yell ‘cut,’ his Assistant would come over to him, the Director is coming over. Somebody is feeding him; this person needs that. He is being pulled in 100 different directions. I have no idea how he stays sane or how he sleeps. I don’t even think it is possible that he sleeps. Everyone is clawing at him.”

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