The Rock remains one of the most popular pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside a pro wrestling ring. He is also arguably the best star to have acted in Hollywood as well.
As many would recall, The Rock’s private equity group bought the XFL last year after it filed for bankruptcy. The Rock was hoping he would relaunch XFL in 2022 but that is currently on hold due to XFL’s negotiations with CFL.
The Rock certainly approves of the former talks with CFL as he recently took to Instagram and issued a statement on XFL possibly working with CFL.
The Rock mentioned how CFL changed his life and getting released by them was the best thing that ever happened to him as it led to The Rock getting back to the league many years later.
The CFL changed my life.
When you have nothing and you’re scratching and clawing for everything you can get – all in the spirit of making your football dreams come true.
You become the hardest worker in the room.
You will not be denied.
I knew in my heart I was going to make it in the CFL – and parlay that into a very successful career in the NFL.
Maybe even win a Super Bowl…
But neither of those dreams came close to coming true.
Truth is, I just wasn’t good enough and it wasn’t my time.
The CFL sent me home.
I was still grateful to a man who would eventually become a mentor and friend, Wally Buono for even giving me the opportunity.
I had $7 bucks.
But it’s funny how sometimes life comes full circle.
Now I’m back.
Same hungry kid, but much different man.
As an owner of the XFL, our discussions with the CFL have been very exciting. There’s a real pulse here because you can feel the unique opportunity we can potentially create together.
Wherever it all leads, I can tell you this one is personal to me and is driven by all my passion – because me being cut by the CFL was the greatest thing that happened. It set me on a path that years later would lead me right back to the league.
To help create even greater and bigger opportunities for all our players and all our fans.
As an owner who’s had his hands in the dirt – my loyalty will always lie with the players and fans.
I’ll keep you posted as our XFL/CFL discussions unfold.
Got your back.
So yes, the CFL changed my life, in ways I could’ve never imagined [folded hands emoji] [Canadian flag emoji] [football emoji]
We will have to see whether XFL and CFL will work out an agreement on possibly working together. We will keep you updated on this ongoing story.