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Opening day, 2021. The Rock is at midfield, welcoming everyone to the NEW XFL. With him as always is Kevin Hart.

 

”Ladies and gentlemen, this is a new era of football. And it starts right now, as soon as I sign the contract right here, in front of the Millions...”

 

<No chance, that’s what you got>
 

Vince McMahon powerstruts to the 50 yard line. ”Rocky, your ego got the best of you again. Because while you waited for your crowning moment, a check was made out for $15 million. And the name on the check was that of a former WWE Champion. But the name wasn’t Dwayne Johnson. No, no, no. You see, Rock, the name on that check read...VINCENT KENNEDY MCMAHON!”

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They bought it for $15 million.

 

McMahon claims he spent $200M of his own money on the league, and now it sells for fifteen.  And since McMahon wasn't the only owner, he'll only be getting $11.5M of that. 

 

Whoa.  Even if the XFL never plays another down, that's already a hell of a rollercoaster.

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THIS. IS. THE THIRD. X-F-LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

 

The Rock Eye Roll GIF by WWE

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One of the more surprising things about this is his business partner, Dany Garcia.  That is his ex-wife.  

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5 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

One of the more surprising things about this is his business partner, Dany Garcia.  That is his ex-wife.  

 

Not really.  She's also his agent and has been for many years.  As far as I know they get along gangbusters, and that she was even at the Rock's second wedding.

 

 

edit - this has more.

 

https://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/news/a27193/dany-garcia-dwayne-johnson-interview/

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1 minute ago, CherryMX said:

 

Not really.  She's also his agent and has been for many years.  As far as I know they get along gangbusters, and that she was even at the Rock's second wedding.

 

Well, usually if a husband and wife get a divorce, they don't usually get along as great as they have, especially celebrity couples.  That's what I was talking about.  The fact that they get along great even after divorce is rare in Hollywood these days.  

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4 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

 

Well, usually if a husband and wife get a divorce, they don't usually get along as great as they have, especially celebrity couples.  That's what I was talking about.  The fact that they get along great even after divorce is rare in Hollywood these days.  

 

I'd say it's rare in life, much less Hollywood.  All the more impressive they've done so well in their professional relationship.

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37 minutes ago, DDR said:

Opening day, 2021. The Rock is at midfield, welcoming everyone to the NEW XFL. With him as always is Kevin Hart.

 

”Ladies and gentlemen, this is a new era of football. And it starts right now, as soon as I sign the contract right here, in front of the Millions...”

 

<No chance, that’s what you got>
 

Vince McMahon powerstruts to the 50 yard line. ”Rocky, your ego got the best of you again. Because while you waited for your crowning moment, a check was made out for $15 million. And the name on the check was that of a former WWE Champion. But the name wasn’t Dwayne Johnson. No, no, no. You see, Rock, the name on that check read...VINCENT KENNEDY MCMAHON!”

 

I would laugh at this even more had it been Ric Flair buying the XFL 

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I'd love to see him turn around and sell it to Tony Khan

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10 minutes ago, DEAD! said:

 

I would laugh at this even more had it been Ric Flair buying the XFL 

 

He would have announced that the XFL would have bought cheerleaders back.

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This is some litigation potentially involved if the Rock and co. sell the XFL back to Vince McMahon once it appears they're ready to be operational again and/or are thriving.  Vince's XFL bankruptcy hearings had some pretty major concerns that Vince was going to do just this, and then poof - he sells to a former employee.

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1 hour ago, Sec19Row53 said:

A cautionary tale that I would have put in the AAF thread, but it is locked.

I have "Riddell mini football helmets" as a save search in ebay. AAF helmets that a year ago were listing around $40 are showing up for sale at under $10.  Lesson - if you buy that stuff, sell it while people are still thinking about it.

Or, you know, buy them because you like them and want them. 

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I just want the BattleHawks back. If the Rock pulls that off then he really is a demi god. 

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1 hour ago, CherryMX said:

This is some litigation potentially involved if the Rock and co. sell the XFL back to Vince McMahon once it appears they're ready to be operational again and/or are thriving.  Vince's XFL bankruptcy hearings had some pretty major concerns that Vince was going to do just this, and then poof - he sells to a former employee.

 

Is that how this works?  Does Vince still have the power to make that sale?  I thought once it was this far along in the bankruptcy proceedings that it was out of his hands.  Not sure though.

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I love it.  My first tweet to him was to rename the damn Wildcats!

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28 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Is that how this works?  Does Vince still have the power to make that sale?  I thought once it was this far along in the bankruptcy proceedings that it was out of his hands.  Not sure though.

 

IANAL, so totally in the dark here as well.  I presume the sale would not have been made official if the right wheels had not been greased, and so long as there's no nefarious financial tunnel between new XFL ownership and the WWE (at least not beyond perhaps advertising, etc), you'd think many institutions - namely the NFL's legal team - would be delighted to throw the XFL's existence into purgatory.

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41 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Is that how this works?  Does Vince still have the power to make that sale?  I thought once it was this far along in the bankruptcy proceedings that it was out of his hands.  Not sure though.

I think today was the bankruptcy auction for the XFL.

1 hour ago, CherryMX said:

 he sells to a former employee.

They are not employees they are independent contractors. 

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1 minute ago, kmccarthy27 said:

I think today was the bankruptcy auction for the XFL.

They are not employees they are independent contractors. 

 

True.  Dwayne is still an independent contractor, just not for WWE anymore.  

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I'm thrilled by this announcement. It seems that lately, everything the Rock touches turns to gold. At this point, they've got a year to allow the virus to settle down and to make sure that they do it right this time.

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