Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About Returning to WWE and Continuing His Family’s Legacy

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who recently joined the board of WWE’s parent company, TKO, in January, shared if he is professionally returning to the wrestling ring or not. On February 8, at the WWE WrestleMania 40 Kickoff event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas the wrestler-turned-actor opened up about his comeback at the ring. Let’s check out the entire details of this story.

Dwayne said he love this world of wrestling

The 51-year-old said of wrestling, “I love it, I love what I do, I love this world of wrestling, I love pro wrestling, I was born into pro wrestling, I will always be a pro wrestler at heart and in attitude too.”

The actor also reflected on his wrestling lineage as his father, Rocky Johnson, and his grandfather, Peter Maivia, both legendary wrestlers before him.

“I think my dad would’ve never ever imagined anything like this, and my grandfather too,” Johnson added.

He continues,”I took a little visit on the day that I took the board appointment in New York City — [when] we opened up the stock exchange that morning, which was awesome — and I said to WWE president CEO Nick Kahn, I said, ‘Hey, let’s go down to Stamford and I just want to see everybody face to face at the Stamford WWE HQ, just so I can see them, say thank you and let’s bring in the future together.’”

Moreover, he shares, “He goes, ‘Hey, I got one more thing to show you,’ and we went downstairs, [where] you see on the wall these pictures of these wrestlers,He goes, ‘Oh, look at that one.’ And over in the corner is this incredibly well-lit picture, black-and-white, of my dad and Tony Atlas, the day they made history and became the first Black tag team champions.”

“I have never seen that picture before and I was so choked up… I was really moved,” Johnson recalled. “In that moment, I thought, ‘Man, they were wrestling in what was a field house back then and wrestling has changed!’ My dad just made history and the bumps and the bruises and the sacrifices that he made and that all those guys made. Now we’re talking about the biggest WrestleMania of all time and the company signs a $5 billion deal with Netflix. It’s just incredible.”

He added,”I’m so grateful for the work that he put in and the ground that he laid, [with] my grandfather and all the other wrestlers,But also, I’m so grateful to come back in this capacity that I could come back and give to this business and give to the men and women in that locker room, and try and do my little part to do this with everything and create greater opportunities for all of them.”

“It’s the greatest thing in the world, so I’m so grateful now,” The Baywatch alum added.

Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Gave His Condolences to The Maui Wildfires Victims

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