Vince McMahon, the longtime steward of WWE, saw his era come to a close as WWE and UFC merged to establish the TKO Holdings Group. The latest development in this transformation is the appointment of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to the TKO Board of Directors, and Vince McMahon has released a statement in response.

TKO Holdings Group made waves in the world of professional wrestling by announcing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a new addition to their Board of Directors, marking a significant move that has sent shockwaves throughout the industry.

Vince McMahon, who holds the position of Executive Chairman of the Board at TKO, expressed his pride in welcoming Dwayne Johnson to the TKO board. McMahon underlined Johnson’s unmatched expertise at the intersection of sports, entertainment, media, and business, highlighting the anticipation surrounding Johnson’s contributions to taking the company to new heights.

Vince McMahon stated, “Few individuals on this planet grasp the fusion of sports, entertainment, media, and business as comprehensively as The Rock. We take immense pride in having him join the TKO board, poised to propel our company to even greater heights.”


Ariel Emanuel, the CEO of TKO, also shared his enthusiasm about teaming up with Dwayne Johnson and enthusiastically embraced Johnson’s exceptional talents on the TKO Board. Emanuel emphasized Johnson’s impressive track record in content creation and the establishment of globally recognized consumer brands, underscoring Johnson’s pivotal role in bringing TKO’s ambitions to fruition.

Ariel Emanuel said, “I am thrilled to join forces with Dwayne and welcome his extraordinary talent to TKO’s Board. Dwayne’s unparalleled record of creating content and building globally renowned consumer brands positions him as a key player in realizing our aspirations for TKO.”

The inclusion of The Rock on TKO’s Board of Directors signifies a potential turning point for the company’s future. As we look ahead to 2024, the wrestling world is abuzz with anticipation, especially with WrestleMania 40 just a few months away.

What are your thoughts on The Rock joining TKO’s Board of Directors? Do you believe this move will prove beneficial for all parties involved? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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