USA Today has an article about Pain & Gain , which opens tomorrow. The article contains quotes from stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, as well as director Michael Bay. In the story, Rock discussed having to snort powdered milk and artificial sweeteners to portray scenes in the film where his character is using cocaine. "My character was taking mounds of it, and after a while, it burns," Rock admitted. While the characters in the movie are jacked on steroids, Rock said that he didn't use any drugs for the role. "Oh, no," Rock replied when asked if he used steroids for the movie, before asking co-star Wahlberg, "how about you? You did all kinds." Walberg replied, "What? Steroids? No. I don't (mess) with those." Rock also noted that he was doing heavy cardio to lean down for Hercules , which is scheduled to begin filming this summer. There is also another Hercules movie in production, Hercules 3D , which will beat Rocks's movie into theaters by five months. Rock noted that his Hercules movie will be "the definitive one." "This will be the biggest prep physically and diet I've ever done," he said. "Our version is going to be the definitive one. Darker. And a little more animal." Follow Raj Giri on Twitter at @RajGiri_303 . Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here .
The Rock and The Nation then feuded with Triple H and D-Generation X (DX), with the two stable leaders first meeting in the quarter-final of the 1998 King of the Ring tournament, which The Rock won. At King of the Ring , The Rock defeated Dan Severn in the semi-final match and lost to rival Ken Shamrock in the final. The Rock then resumed his feud with Triple H, as the two had a two out of three falls match at Fully Loaded: In Your House for the Intercontinental title, which The Rock retained in controversial fashion.  This led to a ladder match at SummerSlam , in which Triple H won the title.  At Breakdown: In Your House , The Rock defeated Ken Shamrock and Mankind in a triple threat steel cage match to become the number one contender for the WWF Championship . The Rock then feuded with fellow Nation member Mark Henry , effectively breaking up the stable.