By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and RedBird Capital have acquired the XFL. Sportico.com reports that Johnson and Gerry Cardinale of RedBird Capital paid $15 million for the league just hours before it was scheduled to be auctioned out of bankruptcy. Read more on the story at Sportico.com.
Powell’s POV: I don’t think anyone saw this move coming. It will be very interesting to see if Johnson and his partner can find a way to make the league successful given the struggles that Vince McMahon had when he ran both versions of the league.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features referee Rob Page discussing the difficulty of reffing tag matches in the modern era, making three counts if a wrestler's shoulders are down even if it wasn't the planned finish, the growth of F1rst Wrestling, and more...