Vince McMahon shook up the world of professional wrestling when he announced his retirement from WWE yesterday. There has been speculation about the future of the company both from fans and in the media. One often repeated thought is that the company could be sold.
WWE is not actively looking for buyers, but if the right deal came along, they would not hesitate to sell. In the hypothetical situation that someone would make such an offer, the question comes to mind: Who would the new owner be?
On today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about the possibilities. Two intriguing names are Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and AEW boss Tony Khan. As far as Johnson is concerned, he is believed to have the connections needed to put together a group to fund such a purchase if he decides to.
“Two names that have come up in many questions tonight, as far as if they sell, are Tony Khan and Dwanye Johnson and those are both very interesting, of course. [WWE co-CEO] Nick Khan and Dwayne Johnson have a relationship. The story is that they were childhood friends in Hawaii and they did live in Hawaii at the same time and all that when they were both very young.
But, the point is that his sister is the showrunner for Dwayne’s television show. So, whatever relationship they had before, the fact is that they know each other and all that. Dwayne himself does not have the money, but, could he go in there and round up capital and buy this company together? That is an absolutely intriguing possibility.
So, when that name comes up, I go like, ‘Dwayne loves pro wrestling, and it’s his family business, and his daughter is in it,’ and the idea… This is not some weird fantasy. This is absolutely something that could be viable.”
The Rock is not only childhood friends with WWE’s co-CEO, the showrunner for ‘Young Rock’ is Nick Khan’s wife. The connections are there. It might be a stretch, but it wouldn’t be the first time Dwayne Johnson bought a business off of Vince McMahon.
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