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The Rock Confirms XFL Return in 2022

A new reboot of the XFL may still be in the oven, but Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has confirmed that American football league will return fully cooked in 2022.

Thursday morning he tweeted, “XFL returns SPRING 2022. As owners, we’re proud to champion 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.”

Aside from Twitter, the XFL official website, YouTube channel and Johnson’s Instagram account features an inspiring teaser video to accompany the breaking news. The clip shows images of XFL league players behind-the-scenes, training and playing on the football field.

Johnson, along with ex-wife Dany Garcia, are co-owners of the XFL. As previously reported, Johnson, Garcia and private equity investment firm RedBird Capital bought the XFL months after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April.

Johnson’s former boss, WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon founded the football league.

It was confirmed by ESPN that the sale of the XFL to Johnson, Garcia and RedBird Capital was officially approved August 7 in a Delaware bankruptcy court. XFL ownership was sold to all three parties for a total of $15 million.

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Candace Cordelia
Candace Cordelia has been an on-camera interviewer and writer for In The Zone since the Summer of 2020. Candace's journalism experience includes writing for the New York Daily News and ABC Radio, where she also conducted celebrity interviews and audio production/editing for ABC Radio's national radio affiliates across the country. Her on-camera experience involves working as a backstage/in-ring interviewer with a number of independent wrestling promotions and as an actress. Candace is dedicated to bringing combat sports and eSports news to the In The Zone universe.
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