Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is widely considered one of the most successful and popular professional wrestlers of all time. He has accomplished numerous feats within the industry, including becoming one of the highest-paid actors in the world. However, even with his immense wealth, he cannot simply purchase whatever he desires, as rumors have surfaced that the WWE may be on the verge of being sold. Now it seems The Rock has commented on what the new owners of WWE would need, should it get sold.
As fans know by now, Vince McMahon came back to WWE last week and immediately became part of the Board Of Directors. Last night, regained control of the company’s Board of Directors as the Executive Chairman of WWE, much to the shock of fans.
Ringside News exclusively reported that Vince McMahon made his return to the WWE offices in Stamford last week. He also brought back Brad Blum as his Chief of Staff, just a month and a half after WWE let him go.
A report emerged that WWE has agreed to sell the company to Saudi Arabia, but that report was quickly dismissed as WWE has not been sold to Saudi Arabia. In fact, Saudi Arabia is no longer one of the bigger names to be in the buyer’s pool.
While speaking on CNBC, The Rock was asked about WWE potentially selling. The Great One made it clear that he believes WWE’s new owners would need to be as passionate as Vince McMahon.
I could tell you this, it’s an exciting brand, it’s a brand I’ve been very fortunate to have tremendous success over the decades. Also, for your viewers in the business world, the lineage goes back multi-generational for WWE. My grandfather wrestled for Vince McMahon Sr in the 70s, my dad wrestled for Vince McMahon in the 80s, and then I came along with the bad haircut and fanny pack and continued to wrestle for Vince as well. We’ve seen tremendous success over the years. I think it’s a very attractive company and I’m excited. I wish Vince and that company all the best,” he said.
With the world of professional wrestling and WWE, it’s so unique. The fanbase is very large and very passionate. There is nothing like the WWE. With the new owners, if there are new owners, and acquirers who come in, they have to share that same passion that Vince has and for the world of pro wrestling. With a company like this that has been so incredibly successful over the years, a sale and acquisition can be very complicated. There is a unique anchor added, I believe, where Vince feels you have to find the right buyer who still has the passion and love for this unique world.”
The Rock is also unlikely to purchase WWE. Eric Bischoff also believes Vince McMahon will do what’s best for WWE’s ‘bottom line.’ We will have to wait and see who will end up purchasing WWE in the end, as there are still quite a few viable options.
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