A group including actor and former WWE star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has agreed to purchase the XFL for approximately $15 million, according to a news release issued Monday morning.
Dwayne johnson is back in the sports world this time as a league owner the movie superstar
teamed up with ex-wife and business partner Danny Garcia and sports management company redbird to buy the XFL for 15 million dollars.
the deal was announced Monday and the rock shared in a statement that his decision to pursue the purchase was rooted deeply in two things:
His passion for the game and his desire to always take care of the fans adding that he hopes to create something special for everyone involved for the love of football the XFL’s previous owner WWE chairman Vince McMahon’s alpha entertainment reportedly filed for bankruptcy in April shortly after launching the new season citing coronavirus restrictions as the primary reason for financial complications.
the league previously completed only one full season back in 2001.
according to CNN the rock’s deal still needs legal approval in a scheduled court hearing later this week assuming all goes smoothly the acquisition should be complete by the end of August.
It’s not surprising to see Dwayne get back to his athletic roots in a new way before finding success in the ring as a WWE icon he had a promising football career before injuries sidelined his future on the field at the age of the disappointment now famously motivated him to work even harder to achieve his goals despite a lack of resources.
Dwayne has recounted numerous times over the years how he had only seven dollars
to his name at the time but he continued persevering and the rest as they say
is the history he and Danny were married for 10 years before divorcing in 2007
and they’ve maintained a solid professional relationship since the former couple’s company is called of course seven bucks productions and she is credited as a producer on multiple
blockbusters from Dwayne’s movie resume including Jumanji and his fast and
furious spin-off hops and shaw in addition to the a-listers HBO sports comedy ballers
sounds like this team will have no problem scoring another touchdown.