He has a lot of coal. Muscle and Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson is considered the highest paid actor in the world. Now “The Rock” is investing in the American football league XFL. The teams of the XFL should play against each other annually in the weeks after the Super Bowl of the biggest football league NFL.
This league is officially bankrupt. For a bargain price of $ 15 million, loudly “Sportico” a consortium, which Johnson also belongs to, bought the league from the bankruptcy estate.
The rights to the league should be sold at an auction on Monday. The Rock was faster. Together with his ex-wife Dany Garcia (51) and the investment company RedBird Capital, Johnson wants to bring the insolvent league back on track with eight jointly managed teams.
Johnson looks forward to “something special for fans”
After the XFL had been around for a season in 2001, it had been revived in 2020. Among other things, fans were able to have a say in breaks and rule details.
After only five game days, the game was stopped in March due to the Corona crisis. Bankruptcy came in April. Now the turning point. “I’m looking forward to creating something special for the fans,” Johnson wrote on Twitter.
Johnson had successfully played football at the Miami Hurricanes before his acting and wrestler career on the college university team.
The show business multitasker is also active in the USA as a TV producer and is responsible, among other things, for the event sports reality show “The Titan Games”. (kes)