Why Dwayne Johnson’s XFL Opening Day Speech Was “Different and Special” From Super Bowl and WWE: “Kill It This Season”

Published 02/24/2023, 5:48 AM EST

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Dwayne Johnson dabbles his feet across different ventures. The Rock takes pride in being a former WWE champion and a professional wrestler. He also never hides his love for football. Therefore, he channeled his love for the game and is looking to make The XFL bigger than ever. Now, The Brahma Bull, being an XFL owner, didn’t shy away from drawing comparisons to the WWE and The Super Bowl.

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On the opening day ceremony of the season, Johnson delivered a poignant speech to kick things off to a great start, which perfectly summed up his feelings for XFL.

Dwayne Johnson had a special moment on the opening day of XFL 2023

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Dwayne Johnson claims he got a bigger kick from his speech at XFL 2023 than he ever got from his time at WWE and when he appeared at the Super Bowl. The Rock is probably one of the few privileged people to get access to take the stage at such big events.

But this time, the 50-year-old got to deliver his speech directly to his players. Allowing them to soak in and appreciate the moment. The Rock wrote on his Instagram post “Verified XFL Game Day – Opening Ceremonies 🏈 🏟️ I’ve had the privilege of delivering LIVE hype speeches and pre game promos – from SUPER BOWLS to WWE.

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This was different and special as I wanted to speak directly to the players. They said your dream was over, I say your dream is just beginning. I’ve been there, so let’s use that chip we got on our shoulders. Kill it this season. LFG.”

These powerful words stuck in the minds of the players on the pitch. Everyone could feel the sheer energy emanating from the moment the game kicked off. Therefore, Johnson earned a huge round of applause for his sincere efforts as a fan of the game.

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The XFL is making dreams come true

Dwayne Johnson always wanted to become a football player. But life had other plans for him. However, with the XFL 2023, Johnson is turning the dreams of aspiring footballers into reality. Recently, AJ McCarron felt grateful to The Brahma Bull for giving him an opportunity to become a professional football player.

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Similarly, many athletes got a chance to play professional football for the first time, thanks to The Rock. Johnson’s honest speech reflects his nature. The XFL project from the American actor has gotten off to a great start and could be set for long-term success.

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Written by:

Vulligundam Ruthwik

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Vulligundam Ruthwik is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Ruthwik has completed his Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Joseph’s in Hyderabad.
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