The Rock Teases Possibly Playing in XFL: 'No Doubt I'll Get My Ass Whupped'

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistSeptember 22, 2020

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The XFL could be the first professional sports league to legalize The People's Elbow. 

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was part of an investment group that purchased the XFL in August. On Tuesday, the WWE legend teased his involvement could extend beyond an ownership stake.

"I was a good football player with great 'upper body violence' as my coach, Ed Orgeron, loved to call it, so maybe I'll be the first owner in pro football history to actually suit up and play in the game," he wrote in an Instagram post. "No doubt, I'll get my ass whupped, but at least I'm goin' out on my shied (sic)XFL style."

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In which the XFL's @TheRock muses about being “the first owner in pro football history to actually suit up and play in the game.” “No doubt I’ll get my ass whupped…." https://t.co/hXxOsVrYEI

Johnson played football at Miami and was a member of the Hurricanes' national championship-winning squad in 1991. He attempted to embark on a professional career with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders.

Calgary Stampeders @calstampeders

Dwayne Johnson was on Stamps practice roster in 1995. He later gained fame as a wrestler and actor @TheRock #TBT http://t.co/v704KgwrLq

Unfortunately, the odds are slim fans get to see Johnson back on the gridiron given both his age (48) and lengthy layoff from the game.

Maybe he can make a movie about a comeback in the XFL.


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