Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a busy man these days, and nothing says “busy” like having to say no to the Emmys. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, Johnson said he was asked earlier this year if he would like to host the Emmy Awards with comedian Kevin Hart, but the actor, wrestler, producer and entrepreneur simply could not meet the requirements of being hosts a major televised awards show in its calendar.
“It was just schedule,” Johnson told ET Online. “I was really, really honored when they came to me and asked, but it was just a planning thing.”
It makes sense that Johnson’s schedule could not accommodate. The Rock is the “master of ceremonies” for this year’s annual “Shark Week” event at Discovery, has already appeared in commercials for the week with shark-centered programming, and has probably had a lot of footage to make for whatever bumper segments are planned 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 short break before the press release for his upcoming DC / Warner Bros. movie “Black Adam”. The Emmy Awards are scheduled for Sept. 12, which falls during that break, but if Johnson’s acting and hosting duties did not keep him busy enough, he also runs a tequila company and is now a co-owner of XFL, which plans to have their draft for 2023. season in November this year.
For wrestling fans, The Rocks’ ever-growing schedule makes one wonder what his availability will be for WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles. The fight between the former WWE Champion and his cousin, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, has long been teased for the show by shows, with a reference to it even appearing in an episode of Young Rock, but Johnson was notoriously absent from WWE’s celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Rocks WWE debut back in November, and there has been nothing about whether or not he has any interest in setting foot in the square circle once again.
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