As one of the most famous people on the planet, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson embraces a chaotic schedule that includes not just his film work but business duties. When not jumping from burning buildings on the big screen, Johnson can be found in board rooms making plans for his Teremana tequila, or down on the field speaking with some of his XFL players.
When it comes to his old WWE boss, Vince McMahon, it would seem the megastar can still find time.
“I just connected with Vince the other day,” Johnson told CNBC during a recent appearance on Squawk Box.
Johnson was on the show to discuss expansion plans for his tequila line, among other topics, but things pivoted to WWE when he began talking about buying the XFL from McMahon. The hosts took the opportunity to press the multi-time World Champion about his thoughts on Endeavor’s impending acquisition of the sports entertainment powerhouse.
“I see smooth sailing with those guys,” he said. “They’ve known each other for a very, very long time. We all have, as a matter of fact, and I see smooth sailing with this. This has been a long time coming. When you think about where Vince started. I often talk about my Seven Bucks Moment, I had seven bucks in my pocket. When I was cut from the Canadian Football League.
“Vince had his Seven Bucks Moment too as well when he leveraged every dollar he had for the very first WrestleMania. Years later, he creates this merger with Ari that’s in the billions of dollars, and I see, when I say smooth sailing, I mean, you know these guys are, they are adamant on creating an incredible conglomerate that’s going to entertain the masses.
“And I think between WWE, UFC, bull riding, and probably some of the other things that are coming down the pike. I’m excited about this merger.”
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