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Rumor: Vince McMahon Could Be Bringing Back The XFL

The Los Angeles Xtreme and the San Francisco Demons faced off in the first and only XFL Championship game Rumor: Vince McMahon Could Be Bringing Back The XFL
Hannah Rogers | 17 December, 2017, 04:33

This could also mean that WWE is moving the XFL brand & trademark to "Alpha Entertainment" for use in the distant future; possible merchandising, etc.

"Do you ever have any thoughts about trying again?"

And say what you want about McMahon, the WWE and the prospect of football league potentially even more risky than the NFL, but the return of the XFL would be fascinating, if nothing else.

"Yes I do", McMahon said. "I don't know what it would be".

XFL players compete in ‘the scramble

The story of an XFL return might seem farfetched, but it started gaining traction after David Bixenspan of Deadspin asked WWE for a statement on the matter. I don't know if it's going to be another XFL or what it may be or how different I would make it. "It seems like in some way it would tie in either with the National Football League itself or the owners".

For decades, pro football leagues other than the NFL have launched and then failed.

After being asked by Dick Ebersol if he would ever go back to something like that again, Vince said he would be interested in bringing back something like the XFL but probably tying it in with the National Football League rather than acting as commpetition. And, as that "30 for 30" documentary noted, the problem with the XFL wasn't its business model - indeed, innovations such as the sky-cam and in-game interviews were co-opted by the NFL - but rather the fact that the football itself was awful because the league rushed to meet its debut date. Whether it be the relaunch of the XFL or not, it appears that the owner of WWE wants to try his hand at making a little money from a few other forms of sports entertainment. But the time could be right to give fans and players exactly what they want, especially since the National Football League in many ways arguably no longer is.

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