As buzz continues to be high for XFL 3.0 under the new ownership group of Red Bird Capital, some well-known television and social media personalities have begun to bat their eyes at working on future broadcasts of the newly acquired, twice defunct football league.
Pat McAfee, a former NFL punter for the Indianapolis Colts worked briefly with ESPN on their XFL broadcasts in 2020 and became a fan favorite for his quotable one-liners and hilarious commentary on the game before being removed from the television lineup early in the season. A reasoning was never made public, but McAfee certainly leads a charge on Twitter to push for bigger roles for himself in football broadcasts with the worldwide leader.
McAfee was at it again this week after news dropped that The Rock was a part of a team that purchased the XFL during its auction posting a tweet that riled up his fan base who are now pushing for the former punter turned podcast host to land a big-time gig with the XFL.
Similarly, Renee Young took to Twitter to gauge her followers interest on if the WWE personality should try doing sideline reporting for the league once it returns to the gridiron.
Both McAfee and Young have ties to the WWE, which is owned by Vince McMahon. We all know of McMahon’s role in the XFL, and that much of the XFL’s fanbase lost faith in McMahon during the process and how things ended the first time around.
Funny enough, even one of the new owners have a tie to the WWE and McMahon. The Rock was just Dwayne Johnson before he found fame, fortune and popularity through his historic wrestling career. Now, The Rock has parlayed his wrestling fame and second-to-none name recognition into becoming one of the planet’s biggest movie stars.
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