This is how much money Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney would have lost if Wrexham didn’t get promoted

This is how much money Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney would have lost if Wrexham didn’t get promoted
Ryan Reynold's says he is 'speechless' after Wrexham's win

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney were delighted that their football club Wrexham won promotion to the football league - especially since missing out on this achievement would've meant losing a lot of money.

Wrexham were able to clinch the National League title after defeating Boreham Wood 3-1 on Saturday (April 22), which means the Welsh side will playing in League Two next season, ending 15 years in exile.

As a result of being promoted, Wrexham will receive £1.1 million from the English Football League (EFL) which will include TV income and sponsorship, as well as the annual Premier League solidarity payment.

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As shown in the Disney+ documentaryWelcome to Wrexham about the club's rise following the takeover by the Hollywood actors, Reynolds and McElhenney invested a whopping £10 million into the side's rejuvenation.

However, if Wrexham didn't have the Hollywood movie ending to the season and never got promoted, it could've have been a completely different story.

During one moment in the series, McElhenny details the scenario to Reynolds of what would happen if their team didn't get promoted - and let's just say there would've been financial consequences...

"And then if we don’t get promoted the year after that, we will lose £1 million,” McElhenney explained.

To which Reynolds didn't hide his fear in his response, admitting: “Okay, that’s umm...scary as f**k. Alright.”


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Thank goodness for them, the best possible scenario happened instead.

Elsewhere, winning promotion means Wrexham are set for £250,000 promotion pot bonus from Reynolds and McElhenney.

“Rob and Ryan wanted to recognise the players’ confidence that they can reach this season’s play-offs and provide an added financial incentive to achieve this," executive director Humphrey Ker told the club’s official website in 2021.

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