Dwayne Johnson congratulates XFL’s first female owner of professional sports league
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is celebrating the history made earlier this month by his colleague and fellow investor, Dany Garcia, following their purchase of the XFL for $15 million.
“I have the pleasure to illuminate this huge milestone in sports history. My XFL partner, Dany Garcia becomes the first woman to own an entire professional sports league. She was the architect in our strategic acquisition of the XFL and now we proudly and humbly go to work with our partners — all for the love of football,” Johnson wrote Tuesday on Facebook. “Congrats Dany! Let’s get to work.”
The two, along with co-investor Gerry Cardinale, purchased the XFL in early August following the organization’s decision to file for bankruptcy in April. Johnson said at the time that he was committed to creating “something special” for players in the league as he tries to rebuild the brand as a competitor to the NFL.
“The acquisition of the XFL with my talented partners, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale, is an investment for me that’s rooted deeply in two things: My passion for the game and my desire to always take care of the fans,” Johnson said in early August.
“With pride and gratitude for all that I’ve built with my own two hands, I plan to apply these callouses to the XFL, and look forward to creating something special for the players, fans and everyone involved for the love of football,” he added at the time.
The league suspended its season in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic and unlike the NFL has not yet made plans to resume play.