The Rock confirms he turned down major hosting gig

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a busy man these days, and nothing says “busy” like having to turn down the Emmys. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, Johnson said he was asked earlier this year if he’d like to host the Emmy Awards alongside comedian Kevin Hart, but the actor, wrestler, producer and entrepreneur just couldn’t. not meet the requirements of hosting a major TV awards show on its schedule.

“‘It was just a schedule,” Johnson told ET Online. “I was really, really honored when they came up to me and asked me, but it was just a matter of the schedule.”

It makes sense that Johnson’s schedule couldn’t fit. The Rock is the ‘master of ceremonies’ for this year’s annual ‘Shark Week’ event on Discovery, has appeared in commercials for the week’s shark-centric programming before, and has likely had plenty of taping to do. for all scheduled exceptional segments. for the event. Johnson’s Seven Buck Productions is also helping produce this year’s season of “Shark Tank.”

After “Shark Week,” Johnson will have a brief break before the press tour for his upcoming DC/Warner Bros. movie. “Black-Adam”. The Emmys are scheduled for September 12, which falls during this break, but if Johnson’s acting and hosting duties didn’t keep him busy enough, he also runs a tequila company and is now co-owner of the XFL. , who expect to have their draft for the 2023 season in November of this year.

For wrestling fans, The Rock’s ever-expanding schedule makes one wonder what his availability will be for WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles. The match between the former WWE Champion and his cousin, undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, has long been teased for show on the shows, with a reference to it even appearing on an episode of Young Rock, but Johnson was sadly absent from WWE’s celebration of 25 years of The Rock’s WWE debut in November, and it’s unclear if he has any interest in stepping foot in the squared circle once again.

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