Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, part of a group that purchased the remaining assets of the now-defunct XFL, announced Thursday the league will return to play in spring of 2022.The WWE wrestler turned Hollywood star tweeted an announcement accompanied by a one-minute highlight video on his personal account Thursday morning.“The XFL represents the idea of ultimate opportunity," Johnson and co-owner Dany Garcia said in a statement released Thursday. "It’s a league of soul and culture, anchored by the pursuit of dreams and love for the game, that we couldn’t be more proud to lead. "Every XFL player, coach, city and fan is our top priority and we couldn’t be more excited to champion them in an electrifying 2022 season. We are the new XFL—hungry, humble and no one will outwork us.”There are few other details about what the third version of the XFL will look like other than it will again appear to be a spring developmental league for players looking for opportunities to get a chance at playing on NFL rosters.It’s also unclear whether the current structure of teams will remain, but the video incorporates them all, including the Tampa Bay Vipers, and Johnson did recent interviews with the existing XFL teams helmets in the background.But in many ways, the new ownership group — which included Johnson, Garcia and investment firm RedBird Capital Partners — will have to rebuild the league from scratch. They purchased the league’s assets for $15 million after the league’s parent company, Alpha Entertainment, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.“For the love of football and for the safety of our players and fans, we’ll be back on the field in 2022,” XFL president and COO Jeffrey Pollack said in a statement. “The opportunity in front of us, with our new ownership, is simply too big to rush back. We want to do this properly with care and thought for everyone who loves football, especially our players, coaches, partners and fans.”The XFL played just five weeks before the coronavirus pandemic forced its shutdown in mid-March. Though it promised a return in 2021, the league then abruptly shut down operations in April, terminating nearly all of its employees on the spot. Contact Eduardo A. Encina at email@example.com. Follow @EddieInTheYard.