The Rock Becomes New Part-Owner Of XFL


It looks like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is now a new part-owner of the XFL.

You read that correctly.

The Great One has apparently joined a new group of investors that have acquired the football league founded by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.

From Sportico.com:

The XFL has been sold to a group that includes former WWE star Dwayne “The Rock’’ Johnson, giving the bankrupt football league the kind of star power that may draw even non-sports fans.

Johnson, an actor and producer who played college football at the University of Miami, teamed up with Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital to buy the league just hours before a planned auction was scheduled to begin.

They paid $15 million, splitting it evenly. Johnson’s business partner, Dany Garcia, who is also his ex-wife, will be a stakeholder as well.

We will keep you posted as additional information surfaces.

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