Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has announced that his XFL football league will re-launch in the spring of 2022.
Johnson took to Twitter today and posted a new promo for the return of the league. In August 2020, Johnson, Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital Partners acquired substantially all of the assets of Alpha Entertainment LLC, the parent company of the XFL owned by Vince McMahon. McMahon was forced to fold the league a second time due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Johnson noted that the re-launch will be an uphill battle, but they're focused on bringing an electrifying season.
"XFL returns SPRING 2022 [football emoji] As owners, we're proud to champion our XFL players, coaches, cities and fans into an electrifying 2022 season! It's an uphill battle - but we're hungry, humble and no one will outwork us. A league of culture, passion & purpose. #XFL [fist emoji] #Spring2022," he wrote.
In a press release sent to Wrestling Inc., The Rock and Garcia said that they "couldn't be more proud to lead" the league.
"The XFL represents the idea of ultimate opportunity; it's a league of soul and culture, anchored by the pursuit of dreams and love for the game, that we couldn't be more proud to lead," said Garcia and Johnson. "Every XFL player, coach, city and fan is our top priority and we couldn't be more excited to champion them in an electrifying 2022 season. We are the new XFL—hungry, humble and no one will outwork us."
"For the love of football and for the safety of our players and fans, we'll be back on the field in 2022," said Jeffrey Pollack, XFL President and COO. "The opportunity in front of us, with our new ownership, is simply too big to rush back. We want to do this properly with care and thought for everyone who loves football, especially our players, coaches, partners and fans."
Stay tuned for updates on the return of the XFL.
You can see Johnson's full tweet with video promo below:
XFL returns SPRING 2022 ??— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 1, 2020
As owners, we're proud to champion our XFL players, coaches, cities and fans into an electrifying 2022 season!
It's an uphill battle - but we're hungry, humble and no one will outwork us.
A league of culture, passion & purpose. #XFL???#Spring2022 pic.twitter.com/jY0VWGj33Y