“Ballers” came to life on Monday when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson bought the XFL, according to Sportico.
The former WWE superstar, who played Spencer Strasmore, a financial manager for NFL players on the hit HBO show, teamed up with Gerry Cardinale’s investment company RedBird Capital to purchase the league for $ 15 million.
Johnson, an actor and producer who played college football at the University of Miami, teamed up with Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital to purchase the competition just hours before a scheduled auction would begin.
They paid $ 15 million and split it evenly. Johnson’s business partner, Dany Garcia, who is also his ex-wife, will be an equal stakeholder with him. “
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While “Ballers” ended in 2019 after five seasons, everyone is ready to give Johnson season 6 with the XFL.
Ballers is now real life.
The Rock bought the XFL.
– RJ Young (@RJ_Young) August 3, 2020
Johnson already had a connection to the XFL because he dropped promos for the original league.
This is going to be fun.