Dwayne Johnson's Young Rock gives first look at Macho Man & Vince McMahon

Stephanie Chase
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Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

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Dwayne Johnson's Young Rock has unveiled more WWE legends who will be portrayed in the series.

After previously giving us a look at Andre the Giant, the Iron Sheik, and Junkyard Dog, we now have a look at the actors playing WWE Hall of Famer 'Macho Man' Randy Savage and WWE chairman Vince McMahon.

Savage will be portrayed by Kevin Makely, who most recently starred opposite Mira Sorvino in Badland.

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

Speaking about his casting on Instagram, Makely said: "I am BEYOND excited and humbled to officially announce that I have the honor of portraying my wrestling hero, the larger than life, the Tower of Power, The one, the only MACHO MAN Randy Savage in the upcoming series @nbcyoungrock.

"The experience was a childhood fantasy come to life!!"

Adam Ray, who voiced the incarnation of Slimer in 2016's Ghostbusters, will play Vince McMahon.

The character of McMahon is described as "bold and ambitious" and a great friend to Johnson's grandmother Lia Maivia who becomes a trusted confidant when things get difficult for her with a rival.

Young Rock previously announced that Andre the Giant will be played by former NFL player Matt Willig, who has previously had roles in Birds of Prey and Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

Johnson's uncles Afa and Sika, who were known in WWE as The Wild Samoans, are also shown, being portrayed by John Tui and Fasitua Amosa.

Other WWE Hall of Famers who will be portrayed in the series include the Iron Sheik (played by Brett Azar), the Junkyard Dog (played by Nate Jackson) and Wayne Mattie as Sgt Slaughter.

Johnson's father WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson will be played by Joseph Lee Anderson.

Young Rock is set to premiere on February 16 on NBC. Catch up on Raw, Smackdown, NXT and all the big WWE action via the WWE Network or BT Sport.

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