Earlier this year, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced that he purchased the XFL in a $15 million deal with RedBird Capital, and he spoke about the possibility of playing in the league in an Instagram post.
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Sweatin’ in paradise with my new XFL belt and extra motivation. XFL is much more than a big business acquisition – it represents an idea. The idea of opportunity. As an owner of the XFL, that’s my priority – create opportunities for players to live out their dreams, feed their families and ball out – XFL style. I was a good football player with great “upper body violence” as my coach, Ed Orgeron loved to call it 😈💪🏾, so maybe I’ll be the first owner in pro football history to actually suit up and play in the game. No doubt, I’ll get my ass whupped 🤣but at least I’m goin’ out on my shield – XFL style🛡 What a wild, unpredictable journey life can be and I got nothing but excitement and gratitude to create these opportunities for other players and people 🙏🏾 @danygarciaco and ownership let’s roll. #fortheloveoffootball #upperbodyviolence #owner #XFL