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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Named as Board Member for TKO (WWE)

Ever since the USFL & XFL announced that they intended to merge we’ve been using a theme of coming full circle. Although the following news isn’t directly about the UFL, it does involve one of the major figure heads in the league.

Earlier this morning news broke that WWE had signed a 10-year deal with Netflix to become the exclusive home to RAW. The deal is nothing to scoff at either, netting TKO a solid $5 Billion.

Along with the news it was also revealed that UFL co-owner Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson would be joining as a board member for TKO — the parent company of WWE and UFC.

Just as we’re seeing the USFL and XFL come full circle as they come together as one, we also have one of the owners heavily involved in the WWE.

This is not a bad thing.

Johnson started his career in football, only making the jump to the WWE after a rough go in the CFL. As the story goes, he only had 7 dollars left after being cut from the CFL. After becoming a household name in the WWE Johnson made the jump to the big screen. Fast forward to present day and he owns a production company named Seven Bucks Productions, owns a football league and now sits on the board of directors for the parent company that led him down this path.

We may be heading into the first season of the UFL, but it’s hard to dismiss that it feels like a continuation of all the the spring football leagues we’ve seen since the XFL in 2020.

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