News | Entertainment
23 Feb 2024 12:16
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will "always be a pro wrestler at heart"

    The wrestler-turned-actor recently returned to the WWE and Dwayne has admitted that he still loves the world of professional wrestling

    Dwayne, 51, told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I love it. I love what I do, I love this world of wrestling, I love pro wrestling.

    "I was born into pro wrestling, I will always be a pro wrestler at heart and in attitude too."

    The Hollywood star actually joined the board of WWE's parent company, TKO, in January, and Dwayne feels very proud of what he's managed to achieve during his career.

    The actor - whose dad and grandfather were both professional wrestlers - said: "I think my dad would've never ever imagined anything like this, and my grandfather too.

    "I took a little visit on the day that I took the board appointment in New York City - [when] we opened up the stock exchange that morning, which was awesome - and I said to WWE president CEO Nick Kahn, I said, 'Hey, let's go down to Stamford and I just want to see everybody face to face at the Stamford WWE HQ, just so I can see them, say thank you and let's bring in the future together.'"

    Dwayne admitted that he feels "grateful" for the opportunity he's been given with the WWE.

    The wrestler - who has played a huge role in the WWE's success over the years - explained: "I'm so grateful to come back in this capacity that I could come back and give to this business and give to the men and women in that locker room, and try and do my little part to do this with everything and create greater opportunities for all of them."

    © 2024 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     19 Feb: People's Choice Awards winners list: Barbie, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Ice Spice and... Grey's Anatomy
     19 Feb: BAFTAs red carpet: Statement trains, puffy sleeves, and a feast of salmon
     19 Feb: BAFTAs winners list: Barbie, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro shut out as Oppenheimer, Poor Things dominate British film awards
     18 Feb: Harrison Ford's Star Wars script fetches $20,821 at UK auction
     18 Feb: Superstar ventriloquist Edgar Bergen left his daughter Candice nothing when he died — his puppet got a fortune
     17 Feb: One person was killed in the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade gun horror
     17 Feb: Travis Kelce is producing his first feature film
     Top Stories

    Moana Pasifika have been forced to move their round three Super Rugby Pacific match away from North Harbour Stadium More...

    Measures are being put in place to prepare Auckland's public transport network for March Madness More...

     Today's News

    Accident and Emergency:
    Two people are injured, one seriously, after a two-vehicle crash on State Highway Two in Waihi in the Hauraki district 11:57

    A silver lining for Henry Nicholls following his demotion from the Black Caps test side 11:47

    Measures are being put in place to prepare Auckland's public transport network for March Madness 11:07

    A Crown Solicitor has been cleared of bullying allegations, despite her communication and management style being found to be challenging, critical and unpredictable 11:07

    The awards collection continues to grow for Dame Lisa Carrington 10:47

    Moana Pasifika have been forced to move their round three Super Rugby Pacific match away from North Harbour Stadium 10:47

    Wendy Williams diagnosed with same form of dementia as Bruce Willis 10:17

    Kiwi trampolinist Dylan Schmidt is not hiding his aspirations for this year's Olympic Games 10:07

    Silver Ferns vice-captain Phoenix Karaka admits a coaching change for the national side has potential benefits for a younger generation of New Zealand netballers 8:47

    Bad news for air travellers -- with current air fares set to be the new normal 8:17

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2024 New Zealand City Ltd