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Rock vs. Chris Christie ends with (video) takedown

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has body-slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's humorous attempt to sell a pension-reform plan.

Christie's office removed a trailer that it posted to YouTube for a mock summer blockbuster titled "No Pain. No Gain."

The video originally included a shot of the Hollywood action star and former professional wrestler. A new version without Johnson was posted on Wednesday.

The trailer features clips of Christie warning of an impending budget crisis, along with dramatic music and sound effects. The clip is cut together with scenes of explosions and car chase.

The governor's office says the version of the video with Johnson was pulled down at the request of Johnson's lawyers.

A spokesman for Johnson did not immediately return an email seeking comment.

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brian05487 July 16 2014 at 5:09 PM

Wow, I watched Christie's interview today > He took credit for everything and anything positive, however anything negative including the bridge scandal he disowned. In other words sounds like Bush the third. I don't trust him or his disgusting attitude towards the interviewer. And wow putting someone in your commercials without permission, sounds very Republican to me.

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calderasf July 16 2014 at 4:59 PM

So Christie believes copyrights and the unpaid use of images doesn't pertain to him

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Handsome John July 16 2014 at 5:03 PM

These politicians are so self-absorbed, so conceited, they feel they are immune from laws including copyright laws. I see comments on here supporting the governor. That is how STUPID you people are. This wasn't a debatable issue...he used the material without permission and should be held accountable. Frankly, any voter in New Jersey who would vote for someone who did something so stupid, is a fool. We get the government we deserve.

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jktkw July 16 2014 at 5:00 PM

there is something not quite right about Christie, we need to vote him OUT asap

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Bill NY July 16 2014 at 5:05 PM

Yep those good ole Republican's attack pensions, health benefits and any thing else that is pro middle class! Corporate shills!

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opticianandynj4u July 16 2014 at 5:08 PM


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HiBarbRayAndMeg July 16 2014 at 5:04 PM

Both sides play musical chairs with pension plans to make it look like they are balancing something or robbing the folks to pay for more local road repair. Because they do not have the guts to admit the Bush tax cuts have devastated the American economy during a time of two wars...A pox on both houses.

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jamixpress July 16 2014 at 5:45 PM

Maybe he didnt know about it.
No one told him and he wasnt a part of it. Remind you of something.

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ram4131 July 16 2014 at 5:04 PM

So..... its come down to a Hollywood production to get sh*t passed.

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cekarp July 16 2014 at 9:46 PM

So we could just say Christie sucks,
same old news. He is such a lowlife

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