Today, the Rock was a guest on CNBC’s TechCheck to talk about the success of his tequila business Teremana Tequila, the movie ‘Red Notice’ breaking records on Netflix, and more projects, including the XFL.
The Co-Owner of the XFL dropped this bomb coming in 1 to 2 months from the XFL.
“We are a little over one year away from watching our XFL. That is our professional football brand with our chairwoman, Danny Garcia and our other partner, Gerry Cardinale, from RedBird Capital. And we should maybe within the next month or maybe two months, we’re going to be announcing our broadcast partners, which we’re very excited about and new teams, new cities and very excited about that… as a former player myself, what an opportunity it is to create an opportunity for other players to live out their dream and take care of their families.”
So by the end of February at the latest, we will learn who the XFL’s broadcast partners are and get new teams and new cities.
Let the speculation begin.
What The Rock could mean as far as new cities and teams is something we have talked about before on the XFL Week In Review podcast. Houston or Dallas moving to San Antonio is a possibility. Something the XFL was looking into before the league shut down.
The Tampa Bay Vipers moving to Orlando is also a possibility. The XFL stayed away from San Antonio and Orlando in their 2.0 version because, at the time. The Alliance of American Football (AAF) had teams there.
As for new teams, we know the NFL has challenged the Houston Roughnecks logo, and the league looks like they have dropped its design. The NFL felt the oil rig logo looked too much like the Houston Oilers logo from the past.
The next question is, will there be entirely new teams in the XFL. Bringing the league to 10 teams. Talk of the XFL being an international brand is something Chairwoman Dany Garcia has talked about before. So putting a team in Mexico or Canada could be on the radar.
What a significant bit of news to drop just before Christmas. The first quarter of 2022 will be exciting for every XFL fan.
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