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The Rock Reveals That The XFL Will Return In 2022, Official Press Release Issued

October 1, 2020 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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UPDATE: The XFL has now issued a press release about its 2022 return, which you can read below. It features quotes from Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Jeffrey Pollack.

The XFL today announced that the league will return to the field for the 2022 season. The new ownership group and league executives are in the process of finalizing next steps for the relaunch with more details to be shared in the coming weeks and months.

The announcement was made by Dany Garcia and Dwayne Johnson through a video shared across their social media platforms and available here.

“The XFL represents the idea of ultimate opportunity; it’s a league of soul and culture, anchored by the pursuit of dreams and love for the game, that we couldn’t be more proud to lead,” said Garcia and Johnson. “Every XFL player, coach, city and fan is our top priority and we couldn’t be more excited to champion them in an electrifying 2022 season. We are the new XFL—hungry, humble and no one will outwork us.”

“For the love of football and for the safety of our players and fans, we’ll be back on the field in 2022,” said Jeffrey Pollack, XFL President and COO. “The opportunity in front of us, with our new ownership, is simply too big to rush back. We want to do this properly with care and thought for everyone who loves football, especially our players, coaches, partners and fans.”

In August 2020, Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and RedBird Capital Partners acquired substantially all of the assets of Alpha Entertainment LLC, the parent company of the XFL.

Original: In a post on Twitter early this morning, The Rock announced that the XFL will make its return for a new season in 2022. This will be the third attempt at running the football promotion after Vince McMahon tried it 2001 and then this year. Rock, his business partner Dany Garcia and Redbird Capital purchased the company back in August.

Rock wrote: “XFL returns SPRING 2022. As owners, we’re proud to champion our XFL players, coaches, cities and fans into an electrifying 2022 season! It’s an uphill battle – but we’re hungry, humble and no one will outwork us. A league of culture, passion & purpose.