Rock’s Emotional Words Months After The Acquisition OF XFL
Actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson has teamed with business partner Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital to buy the spring football league that filed for bankruptcy in April.
The partnership has acquired XFL parent company Alpha Entertainment LLC for $15 million days before the league was scheduled for bankruptcy auction on the first half of April.
Johnson played defensive tackle at Miami and was a member of the Hurricanes’ 1991 national championship team.
“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 shied – 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 🙏🏾”