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Report: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and RedBird Capital Purchase XFL for $15M

Reading Time: < 1 minuteWith the XFL’s first season stopping at around the mid-way point, former owner Vince McMahon filed the league for bankruptcy and sold the league. The investors who would purchase the league are Dwayne Johnson and his business partner / ex-wife Dany Garcia, along with Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital for $15 million. The XFL last year only completed five weeks of play and stopped the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which was the second time they stopped operations after one season or less, with the first time being of course in 2001. Dwayne Johnson released a...

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Breaking Down the Rise and Fall of the XFL

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn January 2018, WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon announced the XFL would relaunch in 2020. Growing Fanbases After just 3 months of play in 2001, Vince was forced to shut down the league due to low ratings, attendance, and no interest among fans. When it was revealed the league would return almost two decades later, many were concerned they would face a similar issue. This turned out not to be the case though; after countless promotions and advertisements, fans actually became invested in the up-and-coming football league. After all, football through April seemed pretty cool....

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Breaking Down the P.J. Walker Signing

Reading Time: 2 minutesPJ Walker, formerly the quarterback of the Houston Roughnecks (XFL), has signed a two-year-deal with the Carolina Panthers. Walker, 25, was the league’s biggest star this past season and helped lead the Roughnecks to an undefeated campaign. Walker will be reuniting with his former College HC, Matt Rhule, who just signed a 7-year, $62m deal in January. Walker began his NFL career signing to the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft. Walker was repeatedly signed and waived by the Colts from 2017-2019, but was given the chance to play in...

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