Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teamed up with RedBird Capital and enterprise associate, Dany Garcia, to purchase the bankrupt XFL again in August.
After shopping for it for $15 million, which got here simply months after Vince McMahon folded, it was introduced the league would relaunch in 2022. Nevertheless, on Wednesday, the professional soccer league introduced the season is on maintain whereas having discussions with the CFL (Candian Soccer League).
The CFL needed to cancel its 2020 season and plans to start out its 2021 preseason in Might and its common season in June. On the flip facet, the XFL had its 2020 season minimize quick as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Because it stands proper now, nobody is utilizing the phrase “merger,” however it actually seems to be simply that as the 2 leagues issued joint statements noting they imagine they will help one another.
It needs to be famous that The Rock was briefly a CFL participant after enjoying on the College of Miami. In the end, he thought his greatest transfer was to get into the professional wrestling enterprise as an alternative of transferring ahead together with his soccer profession after being minimize by a CFL staff. Thus, with him having a historical past with the CFL, it might be a pure match.
An replace on the 2022 Season: pic.twitter.com/AnTvrKZd24
— XFL (@XFL2022) March 10, 2021
Official now: the 2022 #XFL season, which was the focused restart, is on maintain.
A possible merger with the #CFL might be on the horizon. The CFL has tried American enlargement up to now. Might this be the transfer that makes it work? https://t.co/Lu8BIeqJMV
— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) March 10, 2021