The Rock Still Considering A Presidential Run

They say politics is a lot like pro wrestling. Both feature a lot of finger-waving, tough talk and in some cases, empty promises. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is accomplished at one profession, and he continues to consider making a run at the other.

Johnson said in a 2017 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he was “seriously considering” a run for president. He reiterated in a USA Today interview that it could still be in his plans.

“I would consider a presidential run in the future, if that’s what the people wanted,” Johnson said. “Truly I mean that, and I’m not flippant in any way with my answer. That would be up to the people… So I would wait, and I would listen.”

Johnson has plenty of experience in pro wrestling and acting (which is basically the same thing), but none in politics. Still, he insisted he keeps up on the issues and would be a man of the people.

“I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground,” he said.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

12 Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. Would he run as a Democrat and go up against Biden in the primaries in 2024? That does not seem likely to be successful. But also, running as a Republican after he endorsed Biden in 2020 is near-guaranteed failure as well. There is no way he runs unless Biden dies before the election.

  2. Nope. He’d never get my vote, even if the opponent was a can opener. When he endorsed Biden and Harris over Trump he lost my respect for his politics. That move alone sums you up as a candidate in my book. He might as well have endorsed Xi Jinping.

    • He’s been acceptable as a low grade comic Schwarzenegger in cheesy movies. He’s beyond Hollywood stupid when it comes to politics. The one awesome part of this is that he’ll look like a grunting Stallwell (another twit who lives in such a bubble that he actually thought he had a chance) for the 5 minutes of his presidential run. And he’ll waste some really ignorant peoples money.

  3. His over-humbleness comes across as hella fake (and this is coming from someone who was a MAJOR fan of his all the way back in his days with Faarooq and the OG Nation of Domination). When he was The Rock in the WWF and he was barely scratching the surface as a Hollywood actor, he was absolutely genuine in appreciation for the success he had. Now? His heart FIRMLY pumps Hollyweird Kool-Aid and he’s quick to holla for a dolla all while pretending he’s still “Aw, shucks. Me?” FOH.

  4. Just enjoy your incredible run from son of a wrestler – to average football player, to WWE star – to in-explainable movie box office draw. Bank your cheddar and disappear when the time is right.

Leave a Reply