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The Rock receives staggering payment from WWE after WrestleMania 40 success

The Rock receives staggering payment from WWE after WrestleMania 40 success

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson returned to WWE during WrestleMania 40.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has received a staggering payment on the back of WrestleMania 40.

Over the weekend, WWE fans were treated to an incredible spectacle as WrestleMania 40 took place at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Some of WWE’s most iconic names, including Johnson, John Cena and the Undertaker all made an appearance as Cody Rhodes beat Roman Reigns to become the Undisputed Universal Heavyweight World Championship.

After the event, it was claimed that WrestleMania 40 was WWE’s biggest WrestleMania of all time in terms of viewership, social media and live gate, and played in part towards an overall attendance of over 200,000 at company events.

The Rock, who was appointed to the board of TKO, which is WWE’s parent company, in January, which also paved the way for him to make his return to wrestling.

Now, on the back of the latest WrestleMania, it has been claimed that The Rock has seen his TKO stock shares boost by 96,558 on Sunday.

According to reporter Brandon Thurston, who wrote on social media: “Dwayne Johnson received 96,558 TKO shares on Sunday, which vested "upon completion of certain services described" in his Jan 2024 WWE contract.

“The shares have a value of $9.41M as of the close of the market today.”


Speaking after the event, Johnson said: “I think that Triple H has done a tremendous job as our chief creative officer.

“I like pushing things and new times. It feels like in professional wrestling that this is a new era.”

The Rock added: “[Saturday] was a special night. This was the beginning of something, the beginning of something new.

“I think from a company standpoint, this is an exciting time for the company, for WWE, for TKO.”

However, despite the success, Johnson has hinted that he could take some time away before deciding whether to return to WWE again.

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Topics: WWE, WrestleMania, Wrestling, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock