According to reports, The Rock is now – or will soon be – one of the primary owners of the newest edition of the XFL.
Globenews Wire reported on Monday morning that, "Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and RedBird Capital Partners have been selected as the winning bidder for substantially all of the assets of Alpha Entertainment LLC, the parent company of the XFL."
The XFL itself was sold to Garcia and Johnson for $15 million, pending a bankruptcy court approval scheduled to take place on Friday, August 7th. If all goes well there, the sale is expected to close in late August. On Monday morning, Johnson released a statement addressing the purchase:
The acquisition of the XFL with my talented partners, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale, is an investment for me that’s rooted deeply in two things - my passion for the game and my desire to always take care of the fans,” he said. “With pride and gratitude for all that I’ve built with my own two hands, I plan to apply these callouses to the XFL, and look forward to creating something special for the players, fans, and everyone involved for the love of football.”
The XFL is saved! By The Rock! This is a real story! If there's not an autobiographical, 3-hour action thriller (with some heart, of course) about the sale in theaters next Memorial Day, it will be an objective failure.