WWE Hall of Famer Stacy Keibler recently conveyed her message of congratulations to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, following his historic appointment to the Board of Directors at TKO Group Holdings. This move not only secured a seat for The Great One on TKO's influential board but also granted him ownership of the trademark to his iconic wrestling persona.
In addition to this, the deal encompassed over $30 million in stock, further solidifying The Rock's expanding business empire. At the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the 51-year-old legend was spotted alongside Vince McMahon, Triple H, Nick Khan, Ari Emanuel, Mark Shapiro, and several other top executives, marking a momentous occasion in the world of entertainment.
Taking to social media, Dwayne Johnson articulated the significance of his pivotal role in the development of WWE and UFC, giving credit to key figures but notably omitting Mr. McMahon from his acknowledgement. Former WWE Superstar Stacy Keibler expressed her excitement and admiration for The Rock's monumental achievement with heartfelt emojis, saying, "This gives me chills!!
The Rock's WWE Influence
Questions arose within the wrestling community about The Rock's potential influence over hiring and firing decisions within WWE, given his association with TKO Group Holdings.
However, wrestling expert Dave Meltzer clarified on WOR that Dwayne Johnson's role does not involve direct control over staffing decisions. Instead, the authority to hire and release WWE talent remains firmly in the hands of the trusted duo, Nick Khan and Triple H.
Meltzer emphasized that The Great One's role revolves around ensuring WWE's continued success and entertainment value on television and other media platforms. While he may not directly handle hiring and firing, The Rock is expected to have a significant impact and provide valuable input in shaping the company's direction.
Fans eagerly await the possibility of witnessing the wrestler-turned-actor's return to the ring at this year's WrestleMania, where a showdown with Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship is fervently hoped for.
As Cody Rhodes secures his place at the Showcase of the Immortals, the wrestling world holds its breath in anticipation of what promises to be a blockbuster event.