- Former WWE wrestler Dwayne Johnson has teamed up with his ex-wife to purchase bankrupt football league, XFL
- The Hollywood hotshot released a statement about the purchase, saying that he made the decision to buy because of his passion for the game
- The league has had its fair share of bad luck after the season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has partnered with his ex-wife and a top sports management company to buy the bankrupt XFL football league for $15 million.
The Hollywood actor and his partners are buying the assets of the league from Alpha Entertainment, a private company founded by WWE CEO Vince McMahon.
Alpha filed for bankruptcy in April after ending the XFL season early due to the ongoing pandemic.
The league played only one season in 2001 and was meant to make its big comeback this year. Despite its bout of bad luck, some fans are still hoping the league will challenge the NFL.
According to CNN, The Rock's decision to buy the XFL was due to his passion for the game of football and his desire to look out for the best interest of fans.
A court is yet to approve the deal on 7 August. Johnson's ex-wife, Dany Garcia, a film and movie producer, was married to the actor for more than 10 years before they divorced in 2007. Garcia is listed as a producer of a few of Johnson's movies such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the Jumanji sequel.
In a statement, Garcia said:
"Sports and entertainment are the foundations of the businesses I have built."
She said that she will be using her expertise to deliver "exciting and inspiring unique content".
The NFL is set to resume in the fall season despite Covid-19 concerns.
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Meanwhile, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has come out to ask US President Donald Trump to step up. Dwayne does not agree with the military being sent out to quell protesters in recent BLM demonstrations.
There have been protests in almost every US state following the fate of George Floyd at the hands of police.
In a video posted to his Instagram, Dwayne said:
"There is military force that has been deployed on our own people. Looters, yes. Criminals, absolutely. But on protesters, who are begging and pleading, our protesters who are in pain? You would be surprised how people in pain would respond when you say, 'I care about you.' When you say to them, 'I'm listening to you.' "
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In other news, Hollywood hotshot, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is one of the highest-paid actors between 2018 and 2019. He doesn't really feel that he deserves this label though. Dwayne says he is just a 'bankable actor'.
The Jumanji actor says that becoming the kind of actor that he is takes a lot of hard work, especially in Tinseltown.
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