Getty Images
Getty Images

'True Detective' Star Matthew McConaughey Teases about Wanting to Join the WWE

Odette Odendaal
Jan 15, 2021
12:50 P.M.
Share this pen

Actor Matthew McConaughey is a lifelong fan of the WWE, but during a recent interview, the 51-year-old alluded to the possibility of getting into the ring himself.


Matthew McConaughey and the three kids he shares with his wife, Camila Alves, all love the WWE and watching it together, but the actor might be getting into the ring himself.

Speaking to Maria Menounos on her "Better Together" podcast, the 51-year-old actor said he would like to take his love for wrestling a step further.

Matthew McConaughey appearing on the "Better Together" podcast, on January 12, 2021. | Source: YouTube/Maria Menounos.

Matthew McConaughey appearing on the "Better Together" podcast, on January 12, 2021. | Source: YouTube/Maria Menounos.



Various actors stepped into the WWE ring in the past, and McConaughey would like to follow in their footsteps. Even though the actor couldn't divulge details, he said:

"I'll say not too much 'cause as you know, can't say too much about these things. But it is something that interests me."



A dedicated fan, McConaughey virtually attended a match held between Drew McIntyre and The Miz last October at WWE Thunderdome, and he's also chatted wrestler turned actor Dwayne Johnson about his experience.

"The Rock was telling me his story, about his storyline from good guy to bad guy, and how he felt it click in one night while he was there like, 'Oh I just hooked him,'" McConaughey recalled.



Over the years, several actors stepped inside the ring. In 2009, Mickey Rourke wrestled Jericho at WrestleMania XXV, followed by Hugh Jackman with Zack Ryder fighting against Dolph Ziggler in 2011.

Then at 2015's SummerSlam, the "Green Arrow" actor Stephen Amell and Neville matched up against King Barrett and Stardust in a tag-team event.


Dwayne Johnson became a wrestler before he turned to acting, and the same applies to John Cena, with whom he had a feud going on in WWE before the pair hashed out their differences eventually.

Their feud started after Cena commented on Johnson during an interview, and the content didn't sit well with Johnson. However, before things could properly escalate, they worked it out.



Despite Dwayne Johnson's tough-guy action hero look, he is a real softy at heart, especially when at home and spending time with his daughter.

The actor's daughter, Tiana, is now 2, and he recently posted an update sharing their playtime. Declaring moments with her precious, "The Rock" said that business could wait.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Camilla Alves McConaughey & Husband Longed to Be Parents from a Young Age — Their Kids Have Hearts 'Full of Kindness'

March 22, 2022

Matthew McConaughey Once Lived in a Trailer despite Being a Movie Star

February 26, 2022

Anthony Hopkins Is Happily Married to 'Wonderful' Wife of 18 Years Who Loves Spending His Money

March 27, 2022

Ryan Reynolds’ Wife ‘Can’t Believe They Still Married’ - Their First Date Was a Double With Different People

February 21, 2022

David Hasselhoff, 69, 'Didn't Think It Was Right to Marry' Hayley Roberts , 42, Who Waited 7 Years for Wedding

March 11, 2022

Kurt Russell Became 'Pa' to Goldie Hawn's Kids Whose Father Considers Them 'Dead'

April 08, 2022

Antonio Banderas Changed Melanie Griffith’s Kids' Lives ‘Forever’ Following Her 3 Failed Marriages

January 28, 2022

Paul Newman Left 1st Wife to Marry Joanne Woodward Yet Felt Guilty about It His Whole Life

April 19, 2022

Millionaire's Son Kicks Wife and Baby Out into the Cold, Loses His Inheritance the Next Day – Story of the Day

February 09, 2022

Bruce Willis' 'Big Gang of Women' Stands by Him amid His Aphasia Diagnosis — Inside His Blended Family

April 01, 2022

Mark Wahlberg Wants to Devote More Time to Parenting in Private & Asks Record $87.5M for His LA Mansion

May 08, 2022

Tom Hanks Has Been Married to Wife Rita for 33 Years Who He Met amid Broken Marriage to College Sweetheart

January 26, 2022

Robert Conrad's Wife of 27 Years Remarried before His Death Yet Called Him Her 'Partner' after His Funeral

March 22, 2022

Every Day Woman Sees Old Man with Boy on the Shore, Once They Don’t Show Up and She Gets Worried — Story of the Day

April 25, 2022