Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/01/17/dwayne-the-rock-johnson-weighs-in-on-rumors-of-wwe-sale-wishes-company-all-the-best/
Johnson agrees with the point that a sale could take place if Vince McMahon is allowed to still at the helm.
In the midst of Vince McMahon’s return to WWE as the company’s Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, conversations regarding a WWE sale have picked up.
The latest name to weigh in on that topic is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. He guest appeared on CNBC to discuss his ZOA Energy drink product.
As the conversation continued, Johnson was asked about the idea of WWE selling and spoke about his history in the company. He thinks it’s very attractive, he’s excited and wished them well.
Well, I can tell you this, it’s an exciting brand, it’s a brand that I’ve been 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 70s, my dad wrestled for Vince McMahon in the 80s and then I came along with my bad haircut and fanny pack and I continued to wrestle for Vince too so we’ve seen tremendous success over the years. I think it’s a very attractive company, I’m excited and I wish Vince and that company all the best.
It was mentioned by the show co-host that he could not see a sale taking place unless McMahon is still at the helm of the company.
Johnson thinks that is a good point and added that he feels McMahon would be looking for a buyer with the same passion and love for wrestling.
I would (agree with the point that a WWE sale might not happen unless the buyer allows Vince McMahon to still be in charge) and that’s a great point. 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 that are gonna come in, I think they have to share that same passion 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 I believe to this that Vince feels where you gotta find the right buyer who still has that passion and love for this very unique world.
Coming up for WWE is the 2023 Royal Rumble. Before that is the 30th anniversary of Monday Night Raw. There is going to be a ‘Bloodline acknowledgment ceremony’ and it is being advertised that ‘every generation’ of The Bloodline will be present.
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