Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s return to WWE earlier this year sparked considerable buzz and speculation about his future with the company. Initially, it was anticipated that The Rock would clash with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40. However, amid fan backlash, The Rock pivoted his plans, opting to turn heel and join forces with Reigns against Cody Rhodes and WWE World Champion Seth Rollins.

In February, The Rock’s involvement with WWE took a significant turn when he was appointed to the TKO Board of Directors. Alongside this appointment, he secured the rights to the trademarked “The Rock” name and received $30 million in stock.

As WrestleMania 40 approaches, with The Rock set to team with Reigns on Night 1, discussions about his future with WWE have intensified. In an in-depth piece by ESPN, The Rock and former WWE creative writer Brian Gewirtz shed light on his ongoing involvement with the company.

“I’m not off the board after WrestleMania,” The Rock affirmed. “I’m still on the board, and I will always be a part of this. And we are in it now. This is our thing and will forever be our thing.”


Gewirtz echoed this sentiment, emphasizing that The Rock’s presence in WWE is likely to persist beyond WrestleMania. “I do think there’s gonna be a Rock presence in WWE going forward until whenever he doesn’t want to…I could definitely say that this isn’t [over a] day after WrestleMania, and I’m gonna go off into the sunset now.”

With The Rock’s ongoing commitment to WWE, fans can anticipate his continued impact on the wrestling landscape for the foreseeable future.

What are your thoughts on The Rock’s decision to pivot his plans for WrestleMania 40 and align with Roman Reigns? How do you feel about his ongoing involvement with WWE, particularly his appointment to the TKO Board of Directors and securing the trademark for “The Rock” name? Additionally, what are your expectations for The Rock’s future contributions to WWE beyond WrestleMania? Let us know in the comments.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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