Donald Trump could be set for the fight of his life in 2020 with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson potentially in line to take on the President in the election.
Rumours first surfaced back in May that Johnson was giving very serious thought to running for office, having been asked about taking on the role in a number of interviews of late.
That pipedream has now moved one step closer to reality after paperwork was filed on behalf of the Fast and Furious star under the campaign title “Run the Rock 2020.”
While lots still has to happen before the plans come to pass, the documentation has been passed on to the Federal Election Commission, according to The Hill, meaning there’s a strong possibility that the most unlikely of Presidential runs could be on.
According to the report a West Virginia resident by the name of Kenton Tilford submitted the paperwork with some speculating as to his possible connection to Johnson.
The WWE icon has so far failed to address the submission on social media so it’s difficult to establish a clear link between the two either way.
Johnson has already spoken openly about the idea of becoming President in an interview with GQ, saying:
“Personally, I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important. Taking responsibility for everybody. [If I didn’t agree with someone] on something, I wouldn’t shut them out. I would actually include them. The first thing we’d do is we’d come and sit down and we’d talk about it. It’s hard to categorize right now how I think he’s doing, other than to tell you how I would operate, what I would like to see.”
And while it’s still very much early days, the likelihood is that Johnson would be going up against Trump himself, with the incumbent POTUS already sounding off about returning for a second term.
Having seen the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and fellow WWE favourite Jesse “The Body” Ventura successfully run for office, it would be foolish to rule the Rock out straight away – especially against Trump.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.