EntertainmentDwayne, 'The Rock' Johnson, leaps from the ring to the boardroom.

Dwayne, 'The Rock' Johnson, leaps from the ring to the boardroom.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1100 -- Pictured: Actor Dwayne Johnson arrives to the show on July 31, 2019 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1100 -- Pictured: Actor Dwayne Johnson arrives to the show on July 31, 2019 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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9:27 PM EST, January 24, 2024

In a significant move within the sports and entertainment industry, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, a renowned actor and professional wrestler, has been appointed to the board of directors at TKO Group Holdings, Inc. This pivotal appointment marks a significant milestone in Johnson's illustrious career as he joins a conglomerate overseeing giants like WWE and UFC.

The Rock's Legacy and Expansion

Johnson, 51, is celebrated for his achievements in wrestling and cinema and his keen business acumen. This new role will offer him promotional, licensing, and other services to TKO Group, leveraging his vast experience and popularity. In a historic move, Johnson has also secured full ownership of the trademark "The Rock," a moniker inspired by his father, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Rocky Johnson. This acquisition symbolizes a full-circle moment in Johnson's career, connecting his present success to his family's legacy in wrestling​​​​.

Strategic Growth and Future Prospects

TKO Group's decision to bring Johnson on board aligns with their strategy to enhance long-term value and robust performance for shareholders. Johnson's understanding of the intersection between sports, entertainment, media, and business is unparalleled, making him invaluable in guiding the company's future growth. His appointment reflects the company's commitment to strategic initiatives across UFC and WWE, aiming to elevate the company to unprecedented heights​​.

A New Era for WWE's Flagship Program

In addition to Johnson's appointment, TKO Group has announced a significant shift for WWE's flagship program, Raw, which will transition from traditional television to streaming exclusively on Netflix starting January 2025. This change indicates the evolving media consumption landscape and TKO Group's adaptive strategies in this dynamic environment​​.

Sources: UPI.com; Yahoo.com

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