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Dwayne Johnson Part of XFL Ownership Bid

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The actor and former wrestler, who is known as the Rock, is part of a group of investors that bought what remains of the XFL for $15 million, pending bankruptcy court approval.
In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the XFL football league shut up shop, just five weeks into its ballyhooed restart. Then it filed for bankruptcy. It seemed like an abrupt, but final, end for the revived league, which first rose to notoriety for a single season 19 years ago. But now the league has found some buyers for its assets. And one of them is the Rock. Dwayne Johnson, the actor and former wrestler known as the Rock; Dany Garcia, his business partner and ex-wife; and the investment firm RedBird Capital Partners bought what remained of the XFL for $15 million, pending bankruptcy court approval, it was announced on Monday. Johnson said in a statement that he looked forward to “creating something special for the players, fans and everyone involved for the love of football.

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