Earlier this week Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson became the most followed American male when he surpassed 200 million followers on Instagram. He sent out a message on the social media platform, recognizing the achievement:
He’s been a legend basically since he joined the WWE (then known as the WWF) in 1996. Johnson then took the adopted persona of The Rock and parlayed that into a blockbuster movie acting career, with starring roles in franchises like The Fast and the Furious, Jumanji, and The Mummy (Scorpion King).
He’s also had his irons in the small screen fire, with HBO’s Ballers, and the reality competition shows The Hero on TNT, and NBC’s The Titan Games.
Before he was the wrestling champion, and possibly the biggest name to ever come from the sport, Johnson played football at the University of Miami. He even had a brief stint in the CFL.
With this history, we arrive where we are today in the story.
Along with his ex-wife/business manager/movie producer, Dany Garcia, his friend and investment banker Gerry Cardinale of RedBird Capital, The Rock is now 1/3 owner of the XFL.
He brings the love of the game which was developed as a young man. The power of the entertainer he became in the WWE. The blockbuster star in the theaters as well as on television he is currently. The reach that only a man like The Rock has, to the league that is trying to come back from the bankruptcy it recently endured because of the pandemic.
With that kind of power, the reach, the connections, and ties to the entertainment and sports industries that Johnson has, we would say the XFL is in much better hands than before.
We know Vince McMahon can entertain, but he cannot get the people’s attention as The Rock can.
We cannot wait to see what they have in store for us.
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