Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson could - outrageously - become the second straight US President to have appeared in a Wrestlemania match, after he dropped another big hint that he could make a run for the job in 2020.
Americans have seemingly done away with the idea of having politicians run the country, instead opting for “people off of the telly” to be in charge of the button that could nuke the entire world instead.
However, since The Rock is perhaps the greatest living mortal on the planet, and he’d be unseating one of the worst, we’re on board with this idea. Rock Bottom yourself into the Oval Office, mate.
At Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con this weekend, he gave possibly his biggest indication yet that a presidential run was very much on the cards, telling the panel: “I think the ‘People’s President’ has a really nice ring to that. I’ll just say that.”
This refers to his WWE finishing move, the People’s Elbow, and you know what, it does kinda have a nice ring to it. It could probably work quite well as a campaign slogan.
Of course, you need more than just a catchy slogan to be a good president, you also need policies, and up to this point, Johnson has always been very cagey about his political beliefs, never aligning with a political party or being outspoken on the big issues. He was hesitant to criticise either Trump or Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election.
Earlier this year, Johnson told GQ that him running was ‘a real possibility’.
“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,” he said.
“The first thing we’d do is we’d come and sit down and we’d talk about it. It’s hard to categorise right now how I think he’s doing, other than to tell you how I would operate, what I would like to see.”
The campaign for The Rock to become president was started by fan Kenton Tilford, who told CNN at the time: “With this level of vitriol and anger, I believe we desperately need a leader who can unite us and not just pander to a small base of supporters.
“I’m a fan of The Rock. He’s an amazing entertainer and the causes he champions are truly inspiring to me.”
There’s only one thing left to say: Donald Trump - just bring it.