“My Hope Is, Fingers Crossed” – “Unbiased” Dwayne Johnson’s Failed NFL Career Will Help XFL Stars in Their Professional Football Careers

Published 02/18/2023, 11:30 AM EST

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Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood today. Before being a top-tier star, Johnson was a top-tier pro wrestler in WWE. However, his WWE began because of a failed football career. Besides being among the highest-paid actors, Johnson is also an ace businessman. Johnson is currently busy doing something for budding football players, which he himself was unable to do.

Dwayne Johnson’s much-awaited project, XFL is about to begin and has the fans on the edge of their seats. He recently took to Instagram to share a heartfelt status about the league, and how it will help forge the careers of several young and talented football players.


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The 50-year-old began the video with a San Antonio Brahmas football, and claimed that he still is “unbiased”. Johnson would state, “Life really comes full circle. And this is such an honor and privilege to stand this league up and provide opportunities for players all across this country to live their dreams.”

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He said, “My hope is, fingers crossed. Third time’s a charm. As our XFL league and I was just wanna say on the eve of our XFL launch, I just wanna say thank you guys so much for all of your support. This has been a three-year process and journey to get us here. ” The Rock showed his gratitude to everyone involved, the sports media, the players, and their families.


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After previous failures of the XFL, DJ is hoping for something better this time. He may even show up at the San Antonio game to greet the fans.

Dwayne Johnson said his failed football career will help young players


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One of the most humble and down-to-earth celebrities, Johnson again proved his worth when he claimed that he would be rooting for all the XFL players when they get drafted into the NFL, and potentially give him a free Super Bowl ticket.

Johnson claimed that he would always be supporting them. He wrote in his post, “My downfall (of not making it to the NFL) will now be THEIR springboard, because now I can provide the opportunity for other players to chase their greatness.”


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The Brahma Bull would mention multiple times how his failure gave a head start to all the budding players now, for shaping their future into a great one.


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Will XFL see success this time? Let us know in the comments below.


Written by:

Shounak Chakrabarti


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Shounak Chakrabarti is WWE writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in Journalism, he wants to stand tall as an objective journalist. An avid fan of wrestling from childhood, Shounak has followed the sport from its very core and Seth 'Freakin' Rollins just happens to be his favorite wrestler.
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Sherjeel Malik