Comedic TV series YOUNG ROCK will return to Foxtel this Sunday 20 March at 6:40pm for its highly anticipated second series after a knockout premiere last year, with celebrity bodyguard Wayne Mattei reprising his role as WWF wrestler Sgt. Slaughter.
With season 1 the most-watched sitcom on NBC during 2021, the second series delves further into the life of a young Dwayne Johnson and also covers Johnson's father, Rocky Johnson, and his career as a WWF wrestler alongside Andre The Giant, Macho Man Randy Savage and Sgt.Slaughter played by Australia's Wayne Mattei - who in real life has been 'body guard to the stars' and has worked with John Travolta, Jean- Claude Van DAMME, Steven Seagal, David Beckham and Elle Macpherson as well as acted with Jackie Weaver, Jack Thompson and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean.
ABOUT WAYNE MATTEI
Born in Glenelg, South Australia, Wayne has had a long and dynamic career of over 30 years as a pro wrestler, champion bodybuilder and providing security to high profile clients and celebrities across the globe. In the last few years, he has worked with A-list Hollywood stars that include: John Travolta, Jean Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal and David Beckham to name a few, as well as Rock bands, Models, Athletes, corporate figures and MAFS personalities Jessika Power and Cyrell! Alongside this, Mattei has been inducted in the AAW Wrestling Hall of Fame and has acted in several movies, television shows and commercials; "Maniac – Protector & Enforcer" – Web Series (2019), Broken Hill (2009), The Boys Are Back with Clive Owen (2009), Craziness (2015), Jesus Walks (2017), Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and most recently, Never Too Late (2020). Never Too Late saw Mattei act as the giant male nurse alongside James Cromwell, Jackie Weaver, Jack Thompson, Shane Jacobsen and Dennis Waterman. Follow Wayne on Instagram @hellsvigilante