Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has commented on a potential WWE sale, and Vince McMahon’s involvement in the process.
After announcing his retirement in July 2022, Vince McMahon returned to the WWE at the beginning of the year, as WWE started receiving advice about a potential sale.
With WWE currently in talks with several parties, and TV deals coming up, it has been heavily speculated that a deal will be announced before mid-2023.
Speaking with CNBC, The Rock said that he’s excited for WWE, noting:
“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.”
The Rock stated that he hopes any future owners of WWE have the same passion for wrestling as Vince McMahon:
“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.”
It has been heavily speculated that The Rock will make his WWE return soon to set up a match with Roman Reigns for WrestleMania 39 in April. You can read the latest update on The Rock’s potential comeback at this link.
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