The Rock Comments On Potential WWE Sale
He believes a sale could be 'very complicated'
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has given his opinion about a potential WWE sale.
During a recent appearance on CNBC (to promote his ZOA energy drink brand), Johnson was asked about the company's next chapter and whether he thought a sale made sense.
In response, the Great One said:
"Well, I can tell you this, I can tell you that it's an exciting brand. It's a brand that I've been very fortunate enough to have tremendous success [in] over the decades. And also, for your viewers here in the business world who may not know, the lineage goes way back, multi-generational with the WWE. My grandfather wrestled for Vince McMahon Sr. in the 70's. My dad wrestled for Vince McMahon in the 80's. And then I came along with my bad haircut and fanny pack and I continued to wrestle for Vince too as well. So we've seen tremendous success over the years. I think it's a very attractive company. And I'm excited and I wish Vince and that company all the best".
One of the hosts brought up that a sale of WWE may be difficult, unless the potential buyer allows Vince McMahon to remain in charge, to which Johnson replied:
"I would [agree] and that's a great note. I think with the world of professional wrestling and the world of WWE, it's so unique. The fan base is very large and very passionate and there's nothing like the WWE. So I think with the new owners, if there are new owners, and acquirers who are gonna come in, I think that they have to share that same passion that Vince has for the company and for the world of pro wrestling, which isn't always easy to do. As you guys know, with a company like this, it's been so incredibly successful over the years, a sale and acquisition could be very complicated, but there's that unique added anchor to this I believe that Vince feels where you gotta find the right buyer who still has that passion and the love for this very unique world".
There is currently speculation that The Rock may come back for a match with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39.
Johnson's daughter Simone currently performs in NXT as Ava Raine.
H/T F4W Online