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-Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson told GQ in the latest issue he is considering a future run for President of the United States. Today he is now listed at www.betonline.ag at 80/1 odds to be elated president in 2020. Trump has the best odds, but only 11/4. Mike Pence, Elizabeth Warren, Michelle Obama, Cory Booker, and Bernie Sanders are the next five. Other non-politicians who are listed ahead of The Rock include Mark Zuckerberg, Jon Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, and Stephen Colbert. He is tied with Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney. [Thanks to PWTorch reader Dan G.]
Check out a discussion I had with “X-Pac” Sean Waltman earlier today on the PWTorch Livecast talking about the prospects of The Rock becoming U.S. President and whether he thinks Johnson showed presidential qualities during his years being around him in WWE. SHOW LINK.
-The season finale of Total Divas last night drew 683,000 viewers, up from the 576,000 the prior week. Coincidentally, Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella announced on social media earlier in the day the birth of their daughter Birdie.
-Emma posted on her Instagram account today a quote saying “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” This could indicate she received bad news about a shoulder injury she suffered in Europe last weekend that took her off the road. She returned to the U.S. for evaluation.
-Because of Braun Strowman’s injury, Roman Reigns is now scheduled to feud with The Miz earlier than originally planned, according to WrestlingInc.
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