Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teamed up with RedBird Capital and business partner, Dany Garcia, to buy the bankrupt XFL back after Vince McMahon folded the league when its 2020 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CFL released a statement on Wednesday noting they and the XFL “have jointly decided to not pursue any formal arrangements at this time.”
The statement noted the CFL will be focused on preparing for August 5th and the start of their 2021 regular season.
A statement from the CFL regarding the XFL
— CFL (@CFL) July 7, 2021
The Rock has a history with the CFL as he played in the league after his career at the University of Miami. The former WWE Champion and his partners bought the XFL for $15 million.