Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may be the president that we never knew we needed, according to his old WWE pal The Undertaker.
Mark Calaway, aka The Undertaker, believes that the wrestling-champion-turned-Hollywood-heavyweight could add a new title to his already impressive resume, per TMZ Sports. The Undertaker endorsed his former nemesis from the squared circle for a position in the Oval Office, saying that Johnson could be “the uniter that people are looking for” if he decided to run for president.
“That man works his tail off and he dives in wholeheartedly in everything that he does and if he gets his mindset that he wants to make a run at politics, ya know what? I think he’ll do it,” The Undertaker told the outlet, verbally tag-teaming his friend into the running.
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The Undertaker, who officially announced his retirement from WWE last year, seemed confident that his pal wouldn’t have to put up much of a fight in the presidential election. When asked if he thought Johnson could help to mend the political divide in America, he said: “I think so. He’s so charming, he’s so witty, I think he can be the uniter that people are looking for.”
“I know that he has the charisma. Maybe all it would take would be one eyebrow, and he’d look at the left, raise the eyebrow. Look at the right, raise an eyebrow and hit ’em with ‘the People’s Elbow,” he added. “I don’t know man, there’s so many possibilities and if that’s what he chooses to do, I’ll support wholeheartedly in his efforts to do so.”
So that’s one vote in the bag for Johnson, who previously confirmed that a foray into the political arena wouldn’t be out of the question for him. In fact, Johnson told USA Today earlier this month that he would be open to considering “a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted.”
Johnson has a championship belt of achievements to his name, arising out of a career that includes everything from being a former professional wrestler and American football player to being an A-list actor, producer, and businessman. He was also named the world’s highest-paid actor for a second consecutive year in 2020, having earned an estimated $87.5 million in a 12-month period.
Over the past year, Johnson has been busy working on multiple productions, including Disney’s Jungle Cruise and Netflix’s Red Notice, a forthcoming action-comedy thriller from Rawson Marshall Thurber. The movie marks the third collaboration between Johnson and Thurber after 2016’s Central Intelligence and 2018’s Skyscraper, and it’s coming to Netflix this year.