The Rock hasn’t wrestled a match in WWE for a very long time, and fans are starting to wonder if The Great One will ever lace up his boots again. That being said, he still keeps a close eye on the company.

Vince McMahon retired, but then returned to WWE a few months later to usher in a sale. That sale came in the form of Endeavor merging WWE and UFC into one yet-to-be-named company traded under the TKO stock name.

The Rock has worked for WWE and UFC, but under much different deals. The Great One appeared on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street to weigh in on the sale.

“There have been some big deals in the wrestling space, yes. I just connected with Vince the other day.”


When asked how he sees the partnership between Vince McMahon and Ari Emanuel going, The Rock was very positive about the deal. He sees nothing getting in the way of this being a massive success.

“I see smooth sailing. They’ve known each other for a 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. Think about where Vince started. I often talk about my seven bucks moment, how I had seven bucks in my pocket when I was cut from the Canadian Football League. Vince had his seven bucks moment as well when he leveraged every dollar he had for the very first WrestleMania. Years later, he creates this merger with Ari that is in the billions of dollars. I see, when I say smooth sailing, these guys are adamant on creating an incredible conglomerate that is going to entertain the masses. Between WWE, UFC, Bullriding, and probably other things that are coming down the pipe, I’m excited about this merger.”

Endeavor stands to make a lot of money on WWE if everything works out. The Rock certainly seems confident that things will go down as Endeavor and WWE plan, because they have his full support.

Only time will tell if The Rock will ever step in the ring again. It doesn’t seem like this merger with the UFC has turned The Rock off when it comes to WWE.

What’s your take on WWE’s merger with the UFC? Are you still shocked that it is happening? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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