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Dwayne Johnson is set to produce, host The Titan Games, a high-octane action reality show

By Author  |  Published: 14th Mar 2019  7:20 pm

Actor Dwayne Johnson says he had goosebumps when he entered The Titan Games arena.
The Titan Games, a show brimming with high-octane action and stunts, will see Johnson co-producing and hosting it. Set to air in India on Zee Cafe from March 18, the show pits men and women to battle it out in a series of tough tasks to be titled the ultimate Titan.

“The Titan arena is a special place. When we first started conceiving the idea of The Titan Games, there were two sides to it; one being to figure the best possible way to execute episodes. The other side is, where do you put a show like this? It commands a built-from-scratch outdoor arena,” Johnson stated.

“The Titan Games arena is the biggest outdoor structure ever built for an athletic competition on television. The very first time I stepped into this arena, I had goosebumps and it was an incredible feeling,” he added.

Asked about the inspiration behind it, Johnson said: “We have a term in Polynesian language, Mana; it means spirit, power. The mana in this arena is real, the competitors are harnessing their own mana showcasing spectacular performances as they push themselves past their breaking point.”

“A lot of times, athletes can barely walk out of here on their own accord, they have to get help to go out of here as they are bleeding or heavily injured. It’s a very special place. I’ll give you an example, Madison Square Garden and Titan arena, and, now, I have been a part of both.”