The XFL was bought by The Rock and his business partners. There was some thought that they would collaborate with the CFL, but that is not happening now. The Canadian Football League made that very clear in a public statement today. Now the XFL is pushing back their re-launch another year.

This delay in the XFL’s relaunch will cause them to hold off until the 2023 season. They were apparently hoping that partnership with the CFL would help bring them out a bit sooner, but 2022 is not happening for The Rock’s football league now.

The XFL then issued a statement to Sports Business Journal where they confirmed that the new launch date is now the spring of 2023.

“While our discussions with the CFL did not ultimately lead to a collaboration, the effort reinforced our belief and commitment to developing the XFL for international spring football. We look forward to seeing everyone for kickoff in spring of 2023.”


The Rock and his business partners are still hoping that they can change the game of football. We’re not sure what they have planned, but it will be an additional year until fans see what Dwayne Johnson and his investors have in mind.

What’s your take on the XFL pushing back their re-launch? Is the league cursed? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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