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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson confirmed for UFC, WWE government position

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s career has come full circle. The former professional wrestler, current Hollywood star and one of the most followed figures in social media Johnson, 51, has been appointed to the board of directors of the TKO Group — the publicly-traded umbrella organisation under which both the UFC and WWE operates. In addition

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson confirmed for UFC, WWE government position

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s profession has come full circle.

The previous skilled wrestler, present Hollywood star and one of the adopted figures in social media Johnson, 51, has been appointed to the board of administrators of the TKO Group — the publicly-traded umbrella organisation beneath which each the UFC and WWE operates.

Along with the his new position, Johnson — a former a number of time WWE champion — has additionally taken full possession of his ‘The Rock’ title, which till now had been the mental property of the world’s main skilled wrestling organisation.

“Being on the TKO Board of Administrators, and taking full possession of my title, ‘The Rock,’ isn’t solely unprecedented, however extremely inspiring as my loopy life is coming full circle,” Johnson stated in a press launch. “At my core, I’m a builder who builds for and serves the folks, and Ari [Emanuel] is constructing one thing really game-changing.”

He added: “I’m very motivated to assist proceed to globally increase our TKO, WWE, and UFC companies because the worldwide leaders in sports activities and leisure — whereas proudly representing so many phenomenal athletes and performers who present up daily placing within the laborious work with their very own two palms to make their goals come true and ship for our audiences. I’ve been there, I’m nonetheless there and that is for them.”

Since ending his profession as an lively competitor within the WWE, Johnson has turn into one of the bankable names within the motion style of Hollywood motion pictures, whereas additionally overseeing myriad different enterprise pursuits, together with part-ownership of the United Soccer League, which emerged from the ashes of Vince McMahon’s failed XFL.

And his former boss McMahon, now a peer, stated that Johnson is uniquely suited to his new position.

“Only a few folks on the planet perceive the convergence of sports activities, leisure, media, and enterprise like ‘Rock,’” McMahon stated in a press release. “We’re proud to have him be part of the TKO board to assist take our firm to new heights.”

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However per Johnson, this second represents a big second for his household, which has lengthy been steeped within the historical past {of professional} wrestling.

“My grandfather, ‘Excessive Chief’ Peter Maivia, and my dad, Rocky ‘Soulman’ Johnson, would’ve by no means thought at the present time would come,” Johnson stated. “Which is why I’m very humbled to have a seat on the desk that has many years of historical past and household legacy for me. A desk that my household helped to construct.”

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