Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Acquires XFL

  • The Associated Press

    Dwayne Johnson in Los Angeles in 2019. Johnson said he acquired XFL. The 48-year-old actor made the announcement on Twitter. The price reportedly is $ 15 million.

Johnson, 48, announced this on Twitter today. The price reportedly is $ 15 million.

The XFL had eight franchises and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule before the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the remainder of its season in March. This quickly raised initial TV ratings and led to deals with ESPN and Fox.

The league suspended operations and laid off all its employees on 10 April and filed for bankruptcy protection on 13 April.

Since ending his wrestling career, Johnson has become a film star, including the “Fast and Furious” and “Jumanji” franchises.

Spring football is a tough challenge, as the Alliance of American Football was revealed in 2019, not a full season.

The previous version of the XFL also played a season in 2001.

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