Dwayne Johnson is one of the most recognisable stars in the world and one of the biggest names to ever come out of professional wrestling. His stardom has stretched to such a degree that there has been speculation that he might even front a bid to purchase WWE.
The sports entertainment giant is seemingly up for sale following the return of Vince McMahon. After retiring in July 2002 surrounded by allegations of sexual misconduct, McMahon forced his way back onto the Board of Directors in early January. He has since strengthened his position by being elected Executive Chairman.
“I Wish Vince And The Company All The Best” – Dwayne Johnson
During an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk in the Street, Dwayne Johnson discussed his ZOA Energy drink business while also being asked about WWE and McMahon.
With regard to WWE itself, Johnson said that it’s an “exciting brand” adding that he wishes the company and McMahon every success.
“Well, I can tell you this, I can tell you it’s an exciting brand. It’s a brand that I’ve been fortunate enough to have tremendous success in over the decades.
We’ve seen tremendous success over the years. I think it’s a very attractive company. I’m excited, and I wish Vince and that company all the best,”
Johnson went on to agree with suggestions that it’s difficult to imagine the company being sold and McMahon not retaining a prominent and powerful position.
“I would. That’s a great point. I think with the world of professional wrestling and the world of WWE it’s so unique. The fan base is very large and very passionate, and there’s nothing like the WWE. I think with the new owners if there are new owners, and acquirers that are going to come in, I think they have to share that same passion that Vince has for the company and for the world of pro wrestling, which isn’t always easy to do.
With a company like this, it’s been so incredibly successful over the years, a sale and acquisition could be very complicated, but there’s that unique added anchor to this I believe to this that Vince feels where you gotta find the right buyer who still has that passion and love for this very unique world,”
It has long been believed that The Rock will return to the ring at WrestleMania 39 to face Roman Reigns. However, at time of writing that match appears from locked in. With that being said, it has been reported that McMahon’s return to WWE won’t influence any decision from The Great One.
There has been speculation that Vince McMahon could be preparing to assume total control of WWE once more, despite claims from the man himself that he is solely there to sell the company. A recent legal filing has shown that McMahon no longer needs stockholder approval to take decisions within WWE.
H/t to WrestlingNews.Co