Could we have consecutive United States Presidents with ties to WWE?
After Donald Trump’s unprecedented run from the world of business, ‘reality’ television and, yes, pro wrestling to the White House, it’s probably best to not rule out anything. And since fans and the media had been asking future WWE Hall of Famer and current biggest box office star in the world Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson if he’ll some day run for the Presidency before Trump was even officially the Republican nominee, well...
The Great One himself is keeping his options open.
In an interview with Vanity Fair to promote his upcoming Disney animated film Moana, he was asked about running in 2020:
I wouldn't rule it out. It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.
Rocky made the statement with his trademark big smile, but this may not be a joking matter. Johnson is a massive star with connections in business and Hollywood. The taping for his upcoming Rock the Troops special on Spike TV drew more than 40,000 military men, women and families. He’s a devoted father who spends a decent chunk of his non-stop schedule working to motivate kids and disenfranchised populations.
And 2016 eliminated the unofficial requirement that a President has to have prior political experience.