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
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shocked the sports world by submitting the winning bid for the XFL just before the now-defunct league was set to go into auction. Under the umbrella of Redbird Capital and in association with business partner (and ex-wife) Dany Garcia, the group purchased the Vince McMahon-owned league for a smallish $15 million figure.
This spring league startup could corner the market with the NFL season ending in February. That’s a bit more of an issue right now given that the 2020 college football season could very well be played during the spring. Another report suggested that the XFL is looking to play next season in a bubble-like atmosphere, similar to what we’re seeing with the NBA, NHL and MLS right now. Of course, that will be dependent on the trends relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For now, it seems that Mr. Johnson and his partners have a plan in place to save the league.