2020 is freaking wild. The year is nothing but a roller coaster ride and all we are hoping for is to get off before we ralph some Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake. But I can tell you one story I did not expect to be writing about in August. Earlier this year the XFL relaunched for fans to enjoy football in the spring. And in all fairness, the league was fun. Fans were getting into the games, tickets were moving decent, and a giant beer funnel made its way into our hearts. But just like everything else this year, COVID-19 put an end to the league. And the XFL went into bankruptcy.
Today, we learned the XFL has new owners and one of those owners has ties to the original run of the XFL. RedBird Capital and Box Office Star; The Rock now own the league. I never thought I would be sitting here talking about The Rock now owning the XFL but here we are. The group bought the league for $15 Million.
With my trail blazing partner @DanyGarciaCo & Red Bird Capital, we have acquired the XFL.
With gratitude & passion I’ve built a career with my own two hands and will apply these callouses to our @xfl2020 brand.
Excited to create something special for the fans! #XFL #fullcircle pic.twitter.com/LprJ6HjglD
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 3, 2020
But the real story is RedBird Capital has ties to the NFL. Does this mean the XFL could become a minor league of the NFL or something entirely different? Only time will tell, but Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson said to ESPN today,
“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 specials for the players, fans, and everyone involved for the love of football.”
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