The Rock and his business partners from RedBird Financial put together funds to buy the XFL. Now, the league is on the cusp of a return, but they will not be partnering with the CFL.

The XFL and Canadian Football League were supposed to have a working agreement, but things fell through. This was a surprise for some, as it was thought that the XFL and CFL could help each other out.

While speaking to Bloomberg, The Rock went over the deal with the CFL and what exactly went wrong in that situation.

“We were all in alliance at that time (in 2021) for some sort of partnership between the XFL and the CFL in the spirit of growing the game because we all love the game of football.”

“We got down the line and eventually those conversations started to stall. We all agreed: respectfully, let’s put the pencils down [and] wish each other the best of luck.”

It’s interesting that The Rock’s talks with the CFL fell through. The Great One played for the Calgary Stampeders, but was cut from the team in his first season with the team. Young Rock is currently telling that story as part of the NBC show’s storylines.

We will have to see what’s next for the XFL, but they will not have the partnership that they might have been banking on with the Canadian Football League. Keep checking back with Thirsty for more details.

What’s your take on this situation with the XFL? Sound off in the comments!

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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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