The Rock Has Discussed Becoming A WWE Executive
Could The Rock end up laying the SmackDown in the WWE boardroom?
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has discussed a potential executive position within WWE.
During an interview with BNN Bloomberg, The Great One was asked whether he would consider investing in WWE or taking a director position, to which he revealed he had discussed the possibility with Co-CEO Nick Khan.
"Nick [Khan] and I have talked about that, and we always enjoy that over a bottle of Teremana [Johnson’s tequila brand]. I love the wrestling business. I grew up in it. My grandfather [and] my dad started here in Canada, where [his father] was born. So, I'm not quite too sure if a board seat is in my future, but possibly other things are in my future, for sure".
When discussing WWE possibly being sold, Johnson posited that any buyer would have to have a love of sports entertainment in order to protect the company's long-term future.
"I've known Vince for a very, very long time and he's a businessman. I think the key if there were a sale of the WWE is to make sure that whoever acquires that brand in that property, you've got to love the wrestling business. Of course, you can love the asset, and you can love everything that comes with it, but you got to love the professional wrestling business...because if not, then you could kind of see the writing on the wall; four or five years down the road, what will happen?".
The Rock recently added fuel to the fire that he could be set for a WrestleMania showdown with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns by claiming he is, in fact, The Head of the Table.
WWE are reportedly keen to book the match, but doing so depends on Johnson's schedule and desire to do it.