Fans view Dwayne Johnson as a legitimate contender in a potential sale to WWE. One of the highest-paid actors in the world, Johnson has the financial backing as well as the experience of battling to be a frontrunner in the bidding wars.
WWE has seen some major upheavals this year. Vince McMahon returned to the board to pursue WWE’s sale plans. His daughter, former co-CEO Stephanie McMahon, announced her departure the day Vince became executive chairman.
During these events, rumors of WWE being sold to Saudi Arabia took the wrestling world by storm, but were ultimately found to be false. Still, the Saudi PIF is eyeing a potential sale with big companies such as Netflix and Amazon. AEW’s Tony Khan is also watching the matter closely.
Dwayne Johnson has given his honest opinion on WWE’s on-sale event. Emphasizing the need for the buyer to have a passion for wrestling, The People’s Champion hinted that he was not interested in buying the business by repeatedly using “they” during a interview:
“The fan base is very large and very passionate and there’s nothing like WWE. So I think with the new owners, if there are new owners and acquirers coming in, I think that ‘they have to share that same passion for the business and for the world of pro wrestling, which isn’t always easy to do.”
The Rock revealed that he has a “my plate is always full” mentality. His busy schedule in Hollywood, combined with the expectations of wrestling fans, made him part of a constant tussle. However, the wrestler-turned-actor is eager to take on new challenges:
I used to have this mentality… that, ‘Well, my plate is full. However, I will make room for [more]’ – and I would find a way to do it,” he said. (H/T CNBC)
Could The Rock change his mind when WWE goes on sale? Buying and running the wrestling entertainment giant would be the biggest challenge of his life. Time will tell if such an event will unfold, though it looks like Dwayne will be mostly focused on his acting goals and family life.
Dwayne Johnson Reportedly Earned Over $30 Million in 2022
2022 was the year of The Brahma Bull even though it only started in two movies. Formerly a member of the DC superhero franchise’s Big Projects, Dwayne Johnson has landed notable roles in movies such as DC SuperPets League and black adam.
Playing an anti-hero, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam was a moderate success at the box office. It earned him over $20 million, after great success in his early stages. The arrival of Avatar 2 and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever significantly hindered the success of the film.
In total, Dwayne Johnson earned $32.5 million for his roles in two films. He has more exciting plans to look forward to this year.