The XFL is back, and The Rock’s new league is a revamped version of Vince McMahon’s previous failures. This time around, Dwayne Johnson is looking to make the most out of the XFL’s third chance as he provides a second chance for the league’s players.

While speaking to ESPN, The Rock was asked why he decided to buy the XFL with his investment partners. The Great One was quite blunt in his reply, because he wants to create something that will give players a chance he never had during his days on the gridiron.

It was an ability to create a league that I wish I had when I was around,. I was a good player. I had great, what Coach Ed Orgeron used to say, I had ‘great upper body violence.’ Which is a compliment.

The allure of this, is my longtime business partner Dani Garcia, she says, ‘I have this idea, let’s go buy the XFL, and immediately it was the easiest ‘yes’ I ever said. We both knew we had an opportunity to be a part of the sport that we love, but also create a culture of second chances for guys like me.


The Rock went on to say that, “There are 53 men on an NFL roster, and I was always 54.” His goal with the XFL is to offer a chance for players who just couldn’t make it on an actual NFL squad for one reason or another, but they still deserve that second chance.

The Rock has an ability to make everything he touches turn to gold. Aside from Black Adam, he has a long history of recent wins, and Dwayne Johnson is looking to make the XFL another one of those success stories.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s investment in the XFL marks a new chapter for the league. With a focus on creating a culture of second chances for players who may have fallen through the cracks, The Rock and his team are committed to making the XFL a success story. The Great One’s passion for football and desire to provide opportunities for athletes who never got their chance on an NFL roster are inspiring. It remains to be seen how the new XFL will fare, but with The Rock’s track record of success, it’s safe to say that many football fans will be eagerly watching to see how this latest iteration of the league unfolds.

What’s your take on the XFL? Are you watching the new league? Sound off in the comments section!

Transcription by Thirsty

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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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