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WWE’s Bruce Prichard on The Rock’s XFL Purchase: “I’m Happy For Him”

WWE’s Senior Vice President Bruce Prichard has a few choice words for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s $15 million purchase of the XFL — and they are all positive.

On the 226th episode of his “Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard” podcast, Prichard, who is also the Executive Director of WWE Smackdown! and WWE Raw, stated that he was “happy as s***” for The Rock acquiring the XFL.

“I’ve never seen anybody other than Vince [McMahon] that works as hard as him, and he is constantly driven, has goals, busts his a** and doesn’t get anything for free. So I’m happy for him. I’m happy that it’s staying alive, and I’m happy that someone I know has a hand in molding it and being a part of it,” Prichard adds.

As previously reported, Johnson, his business partner and ex-wife Dany 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. All three parties are set to “assume control” of the XFL from McMahon before the start of September and are planning to relaunch the league in 2021. Both Johnson and Garcia will also have a “hands-on approach” in overseeing the XFL, with Garcia in an executive role.

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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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