“He Has The Midas Touch.” Dwayne Johnson led XFL Could Change Things For Pro-Football Says Cowboys Legend Michael Irvin

Published 04/14/2022, 8:00 AM EDT

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The revival of XFL is now rolling up some exciting new logos and plans. League president Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been doing some major work, while the re-packaging has been teasing some excitement and making it a legitimate rival for the NFL. Additionally, Dwayne now has a big believer, Cowboys icon Michael Irvin, who calls The Rock-led XFL a revolutionary accord for American Football.

The league shut its operations after the coronavirus pandemic hit. After a brief run of the league under WWE chairperson Vince McMahon, Dwayne Johnson purchased the XFL and prepped it for some exciting fresh changes. The re-packaged league is also collaborating with the NFL, as declared by its president, and has established an R&D collaboration with the league.


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Michael Irvin heaps praise over The ‘Miraculous’ XFL Boss

Michael Irvin describes Dwayne Johnson as having a ‘magical touch.’ While he has been curious since the former WWE superstar’s acquisition of the league. He also cajoles him into going to the same university as Irvin. They haven’t, however, explored talking business.

In an exclusive interview with Essentially Sports, Irvin reveals, “Dwayne Johnson and I went to the same University. He went to the University of Miami after me. But I’ve never had the chance to get to know him. I haven’t done any business deals with him. But that’s what I said. Everything he touches turns to gold. He has the Midas touch.”


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Irvin believes the XFL could never really compete with the NFL. However, with Johnson’s ‘Golden touch,’ the XFL can have great potential.

Cowboys Legend Gets Brutally Honest About Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s XFL: “Just Barely Can’t Play at the NFL Level”


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Dwayne Johnson’s significant effort with the XFL’s rebirth has simply blown folks away with his passion. Many people seem to believe Johnson is attempting to attain his aspirations. While he was in college, Dwayne wanted to play professional football. He played at the university level alongside the Miami Hurricanes, hoping to reach all the way to the NFL. However, he went undrafted in the 1995 NFL Draft.

After going down, he returned home before deciding to build a career in professional wrestling. But he couldn’t get his football aspirations out of his thoughts.


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The Rock’s XFL resurrection is still very much in initial phases, a year after its season debut, with teams and locations yet to be revealed. Having major collaborations in the works, the XFL plans to open training facilities in January 2023.

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Pavitra Shome


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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his M.A.
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