The Rock’s Reborn XFL Faces ‘Uphill Battle’ After Two Failures
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After two failed launches and a bankruptcy, the XFL is getting set for a third try that even the league’s new owner Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson acknowledges will be a challenge.
“It’s an uphill battle — but we’re hungry, humble and no one will outwork us,” the entertainer said Thursday on Twitter. The group is working on the next steps for its relaunch and plans to provide more details soon, according to a statement.
The potential rival to the National Football League wassold while in bankruptcy in August to a group of investors for $15 million. Johnson, who leads the group, said in his post thatplay would resume in 2022. His group includes Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital Partners.
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2:01 PM · Oct 1, 2020
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