On Thursday, the two co-owners of XFL claimed the Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia are getting ready to make a 2022 return of the XFL.
The announcement was made eight weeks after The Rock and his former wife Gracia became business partners earned the league’s rights in a $15 million deal with investment firm RedBird Capital. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the XFL had to stop its inaugural season in between and had closed its doors in April.
On Thursday morning, Johnson tweeted, being the owners they are very proud to support the XFL players, cities, coaches, and the fans entering this 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,” the actor added.
There is no one to outwork them. #XFL will be back on the field in 2022, Garcia added.
Former spouses also shared a motivation video for fans where it shows the highlights of some games of this year.
While speaking to PEOPLE, the duo said, “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.”
The president and COO of XFL, Jeffrey Pollack said, because of everyone’s safety during this pandemic their decision was a 2022 return date.
The love that their game has and keeping in mind about the safety of our players and fans, they have decided to be back on the field in 2022. The opportunity that they have got currently plus two new ownership is just too big to rush back, says Jeffrey in a statement to PEOPLE.
Back in February, the last season of the XFL had started and it was Vince McMahon, the chairman of WWE attempting the second time to get them the league off the ground following its original iteration lasted a single season, 2001.