Dwayne Johnson Buys The XFL For $15 Million And Is Handed ‘The Keys’

The Rock just bought a football league.

The actor revealed today that the deal to purchase the XFL for $15 million has been finalized and the “keys” have been handed over.

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In a tweet announcing the purchase, Johnson said: “The deal is official closed and “the keys” to the XFL have been handed over. I humbly accept and promise to put my callouses to hard work building our new brand. Congrats to my partners @DanyGarciaCo & #GerryCardinale and our sharp, hungry team. #XFLOwner #ForTheLoveOfFootball”.

Earlier this month, Sportico broke the news that Dwayne Johnson, along with partner RedBird Capital, wanted to buy the XFL for $15 million.

The financially troubled pro sports league was in bankruptcy court, and the purchase transaction is awaiting official approval from the bankruptcy court.

Johnson’s ownership of the league fits with the pro wrestling roots of the XFL, which was founded by WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon.

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The XFL filed for bankruptcy in April after its inaugural season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Johnson also played college football at the University of Miami, before becoming a pro wrestling star.

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