He always keeps himself in an unreal form
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has hinted that he could play in the XFL, an American football league he recently bought.
The Rock recently recovered from the coronavirus and has returned to work in the gym. As a former professional wrestler and action movie star, physical training has been an integral part of putting on a show for fans.
But now it looks like the 48-year-old’s brutal training regime may be geared towards a different end goal: the sports field.
Writing on Instagram about his involvement with the XFL, The Rock said:
“As the owner of the XFL, it’s my priority – creating opportunities for players to live their dreams, feed their families and get out – at the XFL.
“I was a good football player with great ‘upper body violence’ as my coach Ed Orgeron loved to call him, so maybe I’ll be the first owner in the history of professional football to myself. dress up and play in the game.
“No doubt I’m going to get my ass flogged but at least I’m going on my shield – XFL style.
“What a wild and unpredictable travel life can be and I have only had the enthusiasm and gratitude to create these opportunities for other players and people.”
The Rock began his career as an American football player long before he joined WWE. He excelled in the college game and signed for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He suffered an injury setback early in his career, however, and was excluded from the squad.
A year later he started wrestling and – well, the rest is history.
The Rock recently became part owner of the XFL with his ex-wife Dany Garcia. The couple led a consortium that bought the XFL out of bankruptcy. It was originally created by The Rock’s former employer, WWE owner Vince McMahon, as an NFL rival, but has struggled to gain viewers.