With the NFL revving its engine in preparation of its 2020 season, you’d expect the league to be the talk of the town. That is definitely true to an extent, but yesterday a new challenger appeared: the XFL.
Yup, you read that right. The XFL is back in the news after Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital partners purchased the league from former owner Vince McMahon for the lofty sum of $15 million.
That’s right the ROCK is bringing the #XFL back!!https://t.co/mlKQlX2VOx
— XFL 2022 (@XFL_2022) August 4, 2020
Now, the XFL did declare bankruptcy earlier this year. That means that the purchase is subject to a bankruptcy courts approval. The hearing for this potential approval is scheduled this Friday, August 7. But after that, the only question becomes whether or not you can smell what the Rock is cookin’.
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My pro-football dreams never came true, but buying the XFL allows me to help other player’s dreams come true. And give the fans something special and fun – for the love of football. @DanyGarciaCo #GerryCardinale @xfl2020 https://t.co/k7hIpHdwoI
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 4, 2020
Joking aside, I love this. I feel it is almost impossible not to. I know the XFL isn’t the NFL, but it put on a pretty good showing in its second season.
🚨 THE WINNER OF THE BEST MOMENT BRACKET 🚨
— XFL (@xfl2020) April 6, 2020
And now with the most electrifying man in sports entertainment as a part of the ownership group, I anticipate the XFL’s to get even better / survive a season. Third times the charm right?
I would also like to mention that Dany Garcia become the first woman to co-own a major professional sports league once the deal is approved. Pretty cool if I do say so myself.
Still, the hope is (for me at least) that the XFL finally finds a way to be successful. Nothing beats more football and that is exactly what the XFL would be giving us.
– Jarrod Ribaudo (@Jribs53)