• The Rock Reveals Why He Bought The XFL
The original XFL was founded by Vince McMahon in 1999 and only survived for one single season in 2001 after NBC pulled out of their deal.
The long time WWF/WWE promoter wasn’t any luckier the second time, when he brought back the XFL in 2020, because the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to suspend operations and file for bankruptcy before they were able to finish the the new season.
None other than Old School WWF Legend Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson ended up buying the company for $15 million and brought the XFL back for a regular 2023 season.
During an interview with ESPN, The Rock finally revealed his reasons behind buying the controversial American Football league, that was yet again promoted as an alternative to the NFL.
Here’s what The Great One had to say:
“It was an ability to create a league that I wish I had when I was around. I was a good player. I had great, what Coach Ed Orgeron used to say, I had ‘great upper body violence’. Which is a compliment.
The allure of this, is my longtime business partner Dani Garcia, she says ‘I have this idea, let’s go buy the XFL’ and immediately it was the easiest ‘yes’ I ever said.
We both knew we had an opportunity to be a part of the sport that we love, but also create a culture of second chances for guys like me.
There are 53 men on an NFL roster, and I was always 54.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 24, 1993) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1993’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Rick & Scott Steiner vs. Reno Riggins & Billy Jones
Tito Santana vs. Louie Spicolli
Damien Demento vs. KC Cleric
Jim Duggan vs. Tim Patterson
Tatanka vs. Steve Vega
Mr. Hughes vs. Raven Clark