Former wrestling star turned action hero Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, together with his ex-wife his, Dany Garcia, is buying the XFL American Football Club. Johnson played football up until college, but did not make it into NFL. He is now driven to invest in the sport and revive the XFL out of love for the game. The purchase is said to be worth 15 million dollars in the U.S.
XFL was launched in 2001 under a partnership with NBC and World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman, Vince McMahon, who hoped to take XFL to great heights just like WWE. Unfortunately, XFL lasted for only a single season after its more than 15 million fans drove off. This year, McMahon invested $200 million to restart the league for the second time. The league was on track after being launched until COVID-19 knocked at the door. This forced the league to cancel all the games and file for bankruptcy on April 13.
Garcia, who is a football fan too, then came up with an idea of not just buying one team out of the eight total, but the entire XFL league. Johnson and Garcia promise to produce multi-media content for its fans throughout the year.
All eyes are now anxious to see how fans will react when the NFL starts in empty stadiums with no one to cheer the players on. Will the Rock’s plan make XFL stand tall or will it fall like before?
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This article originally published on GREY Journal.