Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a renowned figure in the world of professional wrestling and maintains a strong connection to the industry despite his flourishing career in Hollywood. He is also a smart businessman and makes all sorts of investments lately. Now it seems he is part of a team that is bidding for the NHL’s Ottawa Senators.
According to a report from Coming In Hot, it seems that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is reportedly joining the bidding war for the ownership of the NHL team Ottawa Senators. The team has seen plenty of interest since the team’s former owner Eugene Melnyk passed away last year. The report suggests that Johnson will join the bidding with the Neko Sparks Group.
It’s worth noting that Johnson won’t be the only celebrity bidding for the Ottawa Senators, as his “Red Notice” co-star Ryan Reynolds has also shown interest in acquiring the team. Both actors have partnered with different investment groups, and the price tag on the team is in the millions, so the bidding war is likely to be intense.
Interestingly, the speculation around the two stars’ mutual interest in acquiring the team has also led to talk of another collaboration between them. Brent Wallace, a podcaster who covers the Senators, speculated that Reynolds might be swayed to join Johnson’s group if the Neko Sparks Group was successful in acquiring the team.
While the Ottawa Senators would be Johnson’s first foray into NHL ownership, he already has experience in the world of sports ownership, co-owning the XFL with Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital.
After Vince McMahon’s second attempt at the alternative football league went south, Johnson and his partners bought the XFL less than three years after its founding. The XFL just launched its 2023 season in February, and Johnson called it an “incredible weekend.” We’ll have to wait and see whether The Rock will end up becoming a co-owner of the NHL team.
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