WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi has stated that he would vote for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, if the megastar was to run for President of the United States.
The Rock has teased a US Presidential campaign on a number of occassions, confirming that he hadn’t ruled out a Presidential bid in late 2021.
Speaking with Brandon Robinson of Bally Sports, Rikishi noted that he’d vote for The Rock as he likes to support his people.
Discussing his relationship with the megastar, Rikishi said:
“Well, the Rock was younger and we weren’t really around each other that much, you know? I’m from the West Coast, he was out there on the East Coast. We all knew him and his father and they flew all over the place, but when we finally did get together, it was all good! A young kid from Allentown, Pennsylvania going to high school; he was always in the gym… I for sure thought that he was going to play NFL Football, you know?
“Like, really be that because he was jacked up, if you see some of the documentaries, you know? That’s real! At 13 years old, he was a grown adult size! He was a BEAST! But you know, with everything, God has a plan for everybody and I’m so grateful to be able to see what Dwayne has done with his life, you know?
“He came into the family business, and went out there and opened the doors in Hollywood not only for himself, but opened the door for a lot of the wrestlers in our industry to be able to adapt and go into Hollywood, and that too, they can do just by seeing what Dwayne did –, you got a wrestler coming from our industry into Hollywood and pretty much took over the whole Hollywood!
“I mean, that’s that work ethic as a professional wrestler… we know nothing but the grind hard, we figure things out and we see things coming from a mile away. When you’re on TV, shooting things live, there is no pre-tape. You just give me your pointers and we put it in our own words and we make it happen! And by the time you see the Rock in Hollywood, we all knew unless something happened to him, that dude is going to take over Hollywood! Years later, there it is.”
“I’m voting for him! (to become US President) I don’t know about being the Vice President… (laughs) I’ll be voting for him though because I’m not the political cat; I’m just the cat who supports the people!”
The Rock is a very busy man, currently working on several Hollywood projects. Two DC projects starring the former WWE Champion, ‘Black Adam’ and ‘DC League of Super Pets’, are slated for 2022 releases.
An update has emerged on Roman Reigns’ potential Hollywood future, following the Tribal Chief reportedly signing a new deal with WWE.
Transcription via Wrestling Inc.
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