Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson appears to be one of the most electrifying men in the history of sports entertainment. Subsequently, he also happens to be the most famous CFL alumnus of all time.
The famous actor and WWE superstar love to talk about his short stint in the CFL and that’s exactly what he did Wednesday night.
Johnson posted a message on Instagram in similar regards and the post grabbed more than two million likes in no time.
“When you have nothing and you’re scratching and clawing for everything you can get – all in the spirit of making your football dreams come true. You become the hardest worker in the room. You will not be denied. I knew in my heart I was going to make it in the CFL – and parlay that into a very successful career in the NFL. Maybe even win a Super Bowl…But neither of those dreams came close to coming true.
Truth is, I just wasn’t good enough and it wasn’t my time. The CFL sent me home. I was still grateful to a man who would eventually become a mentor and friend, Wally Buono for even giving me the opportunity. I had $7 bucks. But it’s funny how sometimes life comes full circle. Now I’m back. Same hungry kid, but much different man.
As an owner of the XFL, our discussions with the CFL have been very exciting. There’s a real pulse here because you can feel the unique opportunity we can potentially create together.
Wherever it all leads, I can tell you this one is personal to me and is driven by all my passion – because me being cut by the CFL was the greatest thing that happened. It set me on a path that years later would lead me right back to the league. To help create even greater and bigger opportunities for all our players and all our fans.
As an owner who’s had his hands in the dirt – my loyalty will always lie with the players and fans. I’ll keep you posted as our XFL/CFL discussions unfold. Got your back! So yes, the CFL changed my life, in ways I could’ve never imagined. Sometimes the goal we’ve worked our ass off for years is never achieved. Then years later we look back and realize, it’s the best thing that NEVER happened.”, the post stated
Johnson played as a defensive lineman at the University of Miami before trying his luck at the pro ball. It was during his time at Stampeders, that shaped him into the person he is today.
The Rock, along with his investor group, bought XFL for $15 Million
We must mention here that Dwayne Johnson, along with his investor group, agreed to buy the XFL for about $15 million last year.
The XFL filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 13, 2020. So, Dwayne and his investor group, which include his business partner Dany Garcia, agreed to revive the league.
Danny Garcia will serve on an executive position in the league and said that both she and Johnson will play a key part in running the XFL.
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