Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the former WWE star-turned-movie giant, partnered with RedBird Capital to buy the league at the 11th hour, Sportico reported Monday. The league was nearly set to go on auction. Johnson and the firm reportedly paid $15 million for the fledgling football league.
The league had previously suspended operations in response to the pandemic.
The XFL has officially canceled its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Colin Kaepernick is among the notable free-agent NFL players who did not take the field over the weekend during the XFL’s first week, which featured all of its eight teams in action.
The Super Bowl may be over, but the XFL is just getting started.
The new league kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 5.
Here are the ways in which XFL rules are different from those in the NFL.
Colin Kaepernick has yet to make his NFL return but finding his way back onto a football field through the XFL was not going to happen, league commissioner Oliver Luck said Wednesday.