‘The Rock’ buys Vince McMahon’s football league
Football has always been Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s first love before he became “the most electrifying man in sports entertainment” in professional wrestling.
Which is why the now-famous American actor has officially bought the XFL football league in hopes of reviving it into relevancy.
Together with RedBird Capital and former wife Dany Garcia, Johnson was able to purchase NFL for $15 million dollars.
Bleacher Report would confirm this development: “@therock’s story about trying to make it in pro football. As XFL owner, he wants to help other players reach that dream.”
XFL is a football league founded in 1999 by WWE owner Vince McMahon which only lasted for two years.
However, the newly-reformed XFL came back in 2018 by McMahon but the coronavirus pandemic would leave the business bankrupt once more.
Fortunately, the former WWE star plans to continue on running XFL for the fans and future investors.
“The acquisition of the XFL with my talented partners, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale, is an investment for me that’s rooted deeply in two things — my passion for the game and my desire to always take care of the fans,” Johnson said in press release.
“With pride and gratitude for all that I’ve built with my own two hands, I plan to apply these callouses to the XFL, and look forward to creating something special for the players, fans, and everyone involved for the love of football.”