WWE Icon Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has made headlines with a significant announcement about his new role within TKO Group Holdings. This comes after his electrifying return to WWE's Monday Night RAW on January 1, 2024, where he left the audience spellbound with a scathing promo against Jinder Mahal.
The high point of the night was his hint at challenging Roman Reigns, setting the stage for a potential showdown at WrestleMania. In a surprising turn of events, the world of wrestling and fighting sports saw WWE and UFC merge under the umbrella of TKO Group Holdings, an Endeavor initiative.
The latest breaking news reveals that The Rock has ascended to a position of power within the company, becoming a board member.
The Rock's Legacy Milestone
Speaking to Variety, Johnson expressed his deep sense of honor in continuing his family's wrestling legacy.
He noted the historical significance of this move, linking it to the careers of his grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, and father, Rocky ‘Soulman’ Johnson. Additionally, he shared the exhilarating news of gaining full ownership of his iconic WWE name, "The Rock." The Hollywood star and wrestling legend emphasized his commitment to fostering the growth of TKO, WWE, and UFC on a global scale.
He acknowledged his understanding of the athletes' journey and dedication, reflecting on his own experiences in the ring and on the screen. Speculation is rife in the wrestling community about a dream match between The Rock and his real-life cousin, Roman Reigns, at WrestleMania 40.
While some fans are eager for this face-off, Rene Dupree, on his Cafe de Rene podcast, voiced skepticism about The Rock unseating Reigns as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. The debate continues among fans, with some advocating for the epic clash to take place at WWE Elimination Chamber 2024 instead of WrestleMania 40.
The anticipation is high, and all eyes are on WWE's plans for The People's Champ in the coming months. This development marks a new chapter in The Rock's illustrious career, blending his wrestling heritage with his entrepreneurial spirit. It remains to be seen how his involvement will shape the future of WWE and the broader sports entertainment industry.