Popular actor and wrestler,Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has said that the XFL will not rush back on to the field as he announced that the league will return in Spring 2022.
“As owners, we’re proud to champion our XFL players, coaches, cities and fans into an electrifying 2022 season!” Johnson tweeted Thursday.
“It’s an uphill battle – but we’re hungry, humble and no one will outwork us,” he said. Adding that it will be “a league of culture, passion & purpose.”
Johnson’s business partner and co-owner Dany Garcia previously said the league would consider trying to play in a bubble format to make a 2021 season happen, but that plan was scrapped.
League President and COO Jeffrey Pollack also released a statement on the decision, saying, “For the love of football and for the safety of our players and fans, we’ll be back on the field in 2022.
“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,” he said.
And, in true Rock fashion, the wrestling legend and Garcia released a hype video about the league’s return that will have you ready to run through a brick wall.