Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, investor group agree to buy XFL for $15M


A group including actor and former WWE star Dwayne Johnson has agreed to purchase the XFL for about $15 million, according to a news release issued Monday morning.

The XFL declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy April 13 and has been seeking a buyer for the past three months, marketing itself as a made-for-TV product that could transition as early as 2021 to a bubble concept during the coronavirus pandemic.

Johnson and his investors — who include his business partner Dany Garcia along with RedBird Capital Partners — are making plans to play next season, Garcia told ESPN.

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