The coronavirus has taken the world by storm and caused shutdowns and lockdowns worldwide. Big sports and businesses were not excluded as Vince Mcmahon’s plans to bring back the XFL had to be curbed due to Covid-19.
Vince Mcmahon wanted had a new vision for the league after it got put on the shelve back at the beginning of the century. Well, it seems like the league might make yet another comeback as today, ESPN reported that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be purchasing the league for $15 million thanks to a partnership with Redbird Capital. This will make him part-owner of the league in what could prove to be an exciting re-awakening of a league that has failed twice already.
The Rock after he bought the XFL from Vince McMahon. 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/wp9iymJcFP
— The Wrestle Daily (@thewrestledaily) August 3, 2020
“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,” The Rock said on his new purchase.
BREAKING NEWS: @TheRock is the new part-owner of the XFL.
— Sportico (@Sportico) August 3, 2020
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