The Rock bought the XFL along with a few other investors. They are set to bring back Spring football in 2022 after the pandemic squashed Vince McMahon’s second run with the league in 2020.
Cigar Aficionado recently spoke to The Great One where he explained what kind of opportunities he wants to provide with the reincarnation of the XFL. When his NFL dreams were dashed, he didn’t have an alternative, but he hopes to provide players with another opportunity.
“My dreams of playing in the NFL never happened. Look, Warren Sapp beat me out for my position, I had a lot of injuries, none of those mattered. At the end of the day, I wasn’t good enough. What the XFL will provide is an opportunity [for future players] to play. If the XFL was around for me in 1995 and I didn’t get drafted into the NFL, you can believe I would have got on the XFL field.”
The XFL could take on a brand new life with The Rock behind it. He doesn’t involve himself with many projects that aren’t successful. We’ll have to see what’s in the pipeline for everyone involved, but the new version of the XFL already seems to have a lot of promise.