In the latest issue of Life & Style, an insider reveals that while there is some truth to the recent rivalry between Fast & Furious stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Vin Diesel, the beef is largely a publicity stunt to amp up drama for a WWE wrestling match — and to help promote the April 2017 release of Fast 8.

“They are playing a huge prank, and it’s all for publicity,” the insider shares.

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On Aug. 8, The Rock called a few unidentified male costars “candy asses” on Instagram, and Vin promptly outed himself as one of the actors he was referring to.

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“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,” the insider explains.

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