The Rock comments on a potential WWE sale.
WWE is reportedly exploring options regarding the sale of the company and has taken action in engaging with outside advisors to help with negotiations for upcoming media rights deals. Vince McMahon returned to the board of directors on January 6, claiming he needed to help lead the media rights negotiations, and a potential sale of the company has been heavily covered by various media outlets.
The Rock appeared on CNBC and was asked about WWE potentially selling.
"I could tell you this, it's an exciting brand, it's a brand I've been very fortunate to have tremendous success over the decades. Also, for your viewers in the business world, the lineage goes back multi-generational for WWE. My grandfather wrestled for Vince McMahon Sr in the 70s, my dad wrestled for Vince McMahon in the 80s, and then I came along with the bad haircut and fanny pack and continued to wrestle for Vince as well. We've seen tremendous success over the years. I think it's a very attractive company and I'm excited. I wish Vince and that company all the best," he said.
Asked about Vince's involvement in the sale, Rock commented, "With the world of professional wrestling and WWE, it's so unique. The fanbase is very large and very passionate. There is nothing like the WWE. With the new owners, if there are new owners, and acquirers who come in, they have to share that same passion that Vince has and for the world of pro wrestling. With a company like this that has been so incredibly successful over the years, a sale and acquisition can be very complicated. There is a unique anchor added, I believe, where Vince feels you have to find the right buyer who still has the passion and love for this unique world."
McMahon was recently sued by Detroit’s Police And Fire Retirement System in an effort to block an expedited WWE sale.
The Rock has not appeared on WWE television since the premiere of WWE SmackDown on Fox in October 2019.
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