The XFL has life.
On Thursday, co-owner Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted that the league will return to action in 2022:
Johnson, along with longtime business partner Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital Partners purchased the league from Vince McMahon for $15 million in August. At the time, Garcia said the group was considering a 2021 season in a one-city bubble structure.
Ultimately, XFL president and chief operating officer Jeffrey Pollack said in a statement, the league did not want to rush its return.
“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.”