WWE : Dwayne Johnson AKA “The Rock” Secures Full Ownership of In-Ring Name in Landmark Deal; Appointed to TKO Board

This strategic move not only grants Johnson unparalleled trademark rights to the name “The Rock” but also positions him as a key decision-maker within the realm of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts.

In a groundbreaking move, WWE star, Dwayne Johnson, globally recognized as “The Rock,” has solidified complete ownership of his iconic in-ring name as part of a significant deal. The Hollywood megastar and former professional wrestler has taken a major step in his business endeavors by joining the board of directors of TKO, the company overseeing powerhouse sports entertainment franchises WWE and UFC.

This strategic move not only grants Johnson unparalleled trademark rights to the name “The Rock” but also positions him as a key decision-maker within the realm of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. As part of the agreement, TKO will present Johnson with a substantial stock award valued at $30 million, vesting over time.

The news comes amid Johnson’s expansive portfolio of business ventures, showcasing his prowess beyond the entertainment industry. With ownership stakes in the UFL, Seven Bucks Productions, Teremana tequila, ZOA Energy drink, and more, “The Rock” has carved a niche for himself as a multifaceted entrepreneur.

Speculation is rife within the sports entertainment community about the implications of Johnson’s ownership of his nickname. The development has reignited discussions about a potential return to WWE, with fans buzzing about the prospect of a high-profile competition against his cousin, whose identity is yet to be revealed.

As the industry anticipates the unfolding chapters of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s business ventures, wrestling enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await any announcements regarding a possible return to the squared circle, bringing an added layer of excitement to the world of professional wrestling.