Chris Van Vliet Says Roman Reigns Could Be The Next Big Hollywood Star If He Leaves WWE

Chris Van Vliet, host of Insight, recently appeared on Wrestling Inc.'s Daily podcast and spoke about which interview has been his favorite so far in his career. According to Chris, his favorite has been The Rock as he was a huge Rock fan growing up and The Rock has been at the top of his bucket list for years.

Chris Van Vliet said:

“It’s The Rock for me.” “I was a huge Rock fan growing up. I was always a wrestling fan but became a massive wrestling fan during the Attitude Era. It’s The Rock. I dressed up as The Rock for Halloween one year. I would ask people in my high school questions just so I could simply shout ‘it doesn’t matter what you think’ at them.”

“I was a huge Rock fan, and he was at the top of my bucket list for years, and years, and years. I was doing all kinds of different celebrity interviews. It wasn’t ’til I was seven years into my career that I finally did get an interview with The Rock, and they always say you shouldn’t interview heroes, you shouldn’t meet your heroes. But man, if your hero’s The Rock, you should do whatever you can to meet him. He’s great. He’s everything you want him to be and more.”

Chris Van Vliet also talked about WWE Superstars like Dave Batista, John Cena and The Rock completely leaving pro wrestling in order to achieve massive success in Hollywood and to forge this new path for themselves and if someone like Becky Lynch or Roman Reigns want to start a career in Hollywood and be as big as Batista, Cena and The Rock, they need to leave the WWE as well.

Chris Van Vliet said:

“I was having a discussion about this with someone recently, and what’s interesting, when we think about people who have really broken out into Hollywood, there’s the three names that always come up, it’s Rock, it’s Batista and it’s John Cena, and what’s interesting about all three of those people is they completely left wrestling behind to kind of forge this new path for themselves.” “So I don’t think that if you really want to make it in Hollywood, I don’t think you can be an active wrestler.”

“I think you have to say, alright, what I’ve done in the ring is my career. That’s that. I’m now starting this new career in Hollywood. So I think if it’s Becky or I think if it’s Roman, they’re gonna start to put in the work now with those guest spots, and we’ve seen that. Roman’s been in a few things. I think, though, that if they really want to take it seriously, they have to dive all the way in, and I love the phrase that says ‘if you chase two rabbits, you’ll catch none,’ and I think that that’s really true. I don’t think that you can be uber successful like The Rock has been or like John Cena is now getting sure if you’re dipping your toe in both worlds.”

Chris Van Vliet then talked about The Rock still not being done with wrestling and how he will always have a huge place in his heart for it.

Chris Van Vliet said:

“I also just feel The Rock, he’s not done with wrestling.” “I like that he will always talk about wrestling, and he always has a huge place in his heart for it, but if he does have one last match, is that it, or does he just keep going? The thing we always forget is we just see The Rock starring in these movies. We don’t understand how much is going on behind the scenes with Seven Bucks Production and him being a producer of these movies. When you talk about everybody who’s relying on him, it’s not just the people on the movie set with him, it’s everybody behind the scenes as well.”

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