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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson relaunch for XFL He had already reached the first major hurdle.
XFL unveiled its new branding on Wednesday in a video that featured the word “together” between the letter “X” but a media and merchandising company founded by it. Olympians Sue Bird, Chloe Kim, Simone Manuel and Alex Morgan claim that the new logo is similar to their brand’s “Togethxr” logo.
“Okay, doesn’t that sound familiar,” Bird wrote on Twitter, followed by Manuel who said, “What Sue said.”
Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan posted a side-by-side of both logos, noting the similarities between the two.
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I guess? Shout out to my team at Togethxr for creating a brand name, logo, and backstory for a badass that resonates with many.”
Byrd’s fiancée, US women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe, suggested on Twitter that Johnson faces a brand-new cease-and-desist.
I wrote, “Welp. This is embarrassing.” “the only thing [Johnson] And [the XFL] To be cooked is a response to Cease and Desist and a whole new brand identifier [Togethxr] I got this [lock] children.”
Johnson has yet to publicly respond to claims of his determination, which he says represents “the intersection of dreams and opportunity”.
The XFL folded during the 2020 season as the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports leagues across the United States. The league started a week after Super Bowl LIV. It has eight teams from markets across the United States. The league attracted 3 million viewers in the first week but the audience dwindled in the following weeks.
in August 2020, Johnson collaborated with Danny Garciaof Garcia Companies and TGC Management, and Jerry Cardinale, CEO of RedBird Capital, to buy the league from Alpha Entertainment.
The XFL is set to launch again in 2023.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydus contributed to this report.
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