This is the XFL! The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a great deal of uncertainty and unrest in 2020, in both the professional and personal lives of many people around the world. One of the major economic downfalls was the bankruptcy of the XFL, which happened in April of this year.
However, in July, former WWE superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced that he had purchased the XFL. Earlier today, he sent out a tweet letting us know when we can expect the return of the league:
XFL returns SPRING 2022
As owners, we’re proud to champion our XFL players, coaches, cities and fans into an electrifying 2022 season! It’s an uphill battle – but we’re hungry, humble and no one will outwork us. A league of culture, passion & purpose. #XFL
XFL returns SPRING 2022 ?
As owners, we’re proud to champion our XFL players, coaches, cities and fans into an electrifying 2022 season!
It’s an uphill battle – but we’re hungry, humble and no one will outwork us.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 1, 2020
The company released an official promotional video to accompany the announcement:
According to a statement from chief operating officer Jeffrey Pollack, to ESPN:
“For the love of football and for the safety of our players and fans, we’ll be back on the field in 2022,” Pollack said. “The opportunity in front of us, with our new ownership, is simply too big to rush back. We want to do this properly with care and thought for everyone who loves football, especially our players, coaches, partners and fans.”
We will continue to monitor this story and provide more updates as they become available to us.
This is great news! I actually was enjoying the rebirth of the league and that it had huge potential to offer decent football after the Super Bowl was over. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to it, but I anticipate that it will be back and better than ever!
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