Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ha annunciato un accordo per l’acquisto della XFL, fondata dal proprietario della WWE Vince McMahon nel 2018, insieme a sua moglie Dany Garcia e RedBird Capital Partners, la società fondata da Gerry Cardinale.
L’accordo prevede che il gruppo prenda il controllo delle attività di Alpha Entertainmant LLC, la società madre di XFL fondata da McMahon, per circa $15 milioni. La società ha presentato istanza di fallimento ad aprile.
The acquisition of the XFL with my talented partners, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale, is an investment for me that’s rooted deeply in two things – my passion for the game and my desire to always take care of the fans. With pride and gratitude for all that I’ve built with my own two hands, I plan to apply these callouses to the XFL, and look forward to creating something special for the players, fans, and everyone involved for the love of football.Dwayne Johnson
It is a privilege to partner with Dany and Dwayne on the acquisition of the XFL. Their track record in building dynamic businesses speaks for itself, and their vision and passion for developing the XFL as a world class sports and entertainment property will enable a new future for this organization. As their partner in acquiring and relaunching the XFL, RedBird will bring its own track record and experience in building world class companies in sports and live entertainment to help realize their vision.Gerry Cardinale