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Dwayne Johnson talks about the successful restart of the XFL
February 21, 2023
Dwayne Johnson: Thank you!
In 2020, the actor purchased the American football league, the XFL, for an estimated $15 million along with other partners, including his ex-wife Danny Garcia. Three years later, the league is reopening, and he recently shared his thoughts on how he feels about it.
Dwayne Johnson is open about the reopening of the XFL Football League
Circumstances beyond his control thwarted the XFL’s attempt to restart in 2020. The outbreak of COVID-19 resulted in a shortened season and the league faced financial difficulties due to a lack of revenue.
Following the cancellation of the season, the XFL filed for bankruptcy and the rights to the league were put up for auction in August 2020, where Johnson stepped in to purchase the league.
As the league begins, the former WWE star made the announcement in a post on his Instagram how unforgettable and humbling the experience was. In the pictures, the “Jumanji” star was standing on the field wearing his team’s jersey while speaking into a microphone.
Another slide shows the crowd in their seats cheering and taking the camera from a fan for a picture. In the caption he wrote:
“Life has come full circle thanks to this blessing ⭕️💫🙏🏾Unbelievable opening weekend for our @XFL! The atmosphere was electric in every stadium 🔥🏟️🏈 Our players left everything on the field and proudly wore their last name and X. A humbling experience all weekend that I will never forget. ~ 54 #xfl #owner 📸 @thisisamandaw”
The fans are a Comments to express their excitement about his return to football, like this person who wrote “The Rock is finally back…. To football!!!” Another commented: “It’s amazing how far you’ve come. Always be a fan forever 🤞❤️.”
While a third person stated: “I love this on so many levels. My son, who loves football, is a huge fan 💙. The impression you leave on young people is amazing! A blessing always.” A fourth fan gushed: “Rock is such an inspiring man 😩.”
With this reboot, football fans can now prepare for another season of professional football. Based on NBCSportsthe team returns for a third time a new ownership groupupdated rules, fresh teams, and new rosters of players and coaches.
The opening weekend of the league saw four games kick off across the country, two on Saturday 18th February and two on Sunday 19th February. The XFL regular season in 2023 will consist of 10 weeks, starting on February 18th and ending on April 22nd.
After the 40-game regular season, fans can expect three playoffs: two semi-finals on April 29 and 30, and then the championship on May 13.
The XFL consists of a total of eight teams divided into two divisions – North and South – with their own stadiums and head coaches. The North Division consists of the DC Defenders (Audi Field, Reggie Barlow), the Seattle Sea Dragons (Lumen Field, Jim Haslett), the St. Louis Battlehawks (The Dome at America’s Center, Anthony Becht), and the Vegas Vipers (Cashman Field, Rod ) stands. Woodson).
While the South division consists of the Arlington Renegades (Choctaw Stadium, Bob Stoops), the Houston Roughnecks (TDECU Stadium, Wade Phillips), the Orlando Guardians (Camping World Stadium, Terrell Buckley) and the San Antonio Brahmas (Alamodome, Hines Ward).
The Rock’s daughter Simone shines in WWE
The young wrestler, who started training at the WWE Performance Center, has a lot going for him as his parents are none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and professional bodybuilder Danny Garcia.
Per The Blastafter two years of hard work, Simone, who uses the professional name Ava Raine, signed a contract with the company. In her highly anticipated debut, Simone stepped into the ring in style as the newest member of a prominent wrestling group.
He made his WWE debut on WWE NXT Livewhere he was introduced as one of the newest members of The Schism stable. As the rest of the group was announced, Simone stood in the background wearing a yellow smiley face mask and a red hoodie.
Once his identity was revealed, the crowd erupted in cheers of surprise and excitement as he pledged his allegiance to his team. She said: “The love and acceptance that the breakup has given me defies any preconceived notions of who I should be. This family completes me.”