Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson And His Business Partner Dany Garcia Team Up With RedBird Capital To Buy The XFL For $15 Million

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can add sports league owner to his many accomplishments.

According to a report from Sportico, The Rock, his business partner Dany Garcia partnered and investment group Redbird Capital have bought the XFL for $15 million months after the league was forced to shutdown when the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the cancellation of its inaugural season.

The XFL has been sold to a group that includes former WWE star Dwayne “The Rock’’ Johnson, giving the bankrupt football league the kind of star power that may draw even non-sports fans.

Johnson, an actor and producer who played college football at the University of Miami, teamed up with Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital to buy the league just hours before a planned auction was scheduled to begin.

They paid $15 million, splitting it evenly. Johnson’s business partner, Dany Garcia, who is also his ex-wife, will be a stakeholder as well.

It’ll be interesting to see when the XFL is brought back but the Internet was pretty hyped to see The Rock involved with the league.