Dwayne Johnson's group wants to expand the XFL?

Ruben Hill
August 4, 2020

His ex-wife Dany Garcia, now his business partner, and RedBird Capital Partners will own and operate the XFL if it is restarted. "Melding our expertise combined with our commitment to deliver exciting and inspiring unique content, has us all focused on developing the XFL brand into a multi-media experience that our athletes, partners and fans will proudly embrace and love". Last week, it purchased a controlling interest in Toulouse Football Club, a French soccer team.

"I could not imagine a better outcome for the XFL", Pollack said.

It was reformed in 2018 using the same name as the infamous 2001 football league, but without the focus on wrestling talent.

Following an October 2019 draft, it began play in February 2020 with eight teams, premiering with strong ratings and maintaining between one and two million viewers per week.

The COVID-19 crisis had a devastating impact on the XFL. A successor to the original XFL, Vince McMahon revived the league after an announcement in 2018, however, the inaugural season was cut short, with just five weeks of play being completed due to the pandemic. Creditors could end up receiving nothing or very little from the sale and extra assets are included with this sale that were not part of the financial evaluation of Alpha Entertainment when Chapter 11 bankruptcy was filed. While the deal is still pending approval from a creditors' committee, the group is excited about the chance to make a second XFL relaunch work.

By the way, Mick is already lobbying his old pal for a role in the league. but he tells us he doesn't want a suit-and-tie front office job - he wants to strap on a helmet! She also said they would aim to bring back a lot of the employees who built the league behind the scenes, but were laid off when McMahon shut the league down in April.

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