WWE CEO thinks it’s a great opportunity to get the American football league back
Vince McMahon announces the return of XFL, the football league that WWE founded in 1999 along with NBC. The league will begin between the months of January and February of 2020, as confirmed by the CEO of WWE during the conference, who thinks it is enough time to be able to consult with American football experts and focus the league on the path they expect it to be. The right one.
XFL will consist of a season of 10 games (not counting the semifinals and the grand final) and will be formed by 8 teams with 40-player squads, to which McMahon has made it clear that they must have an “important quality as human beings and also as players” , he has warned that there will be some rules that all players must follow. It will be, therefore, a bet for a football “shorter” and “very easy to understand their game.”
In spite of everything, this new incorporation will not affect at all the role of Vince in the directive of WWE Inc., Continuing in the position of CEO of the company. In addition, he clarified that XFL will have no relationship with political areas (especially those related to the president of the United States, Donald Trump) and that it will be limited exclusively to the sports field. McMahon, on the other hand, has left many doubts about it, such as what the franchise cities of the league will be and what rules will govern the players, among other aspects.
However, he has been kind to possible suggestions and questions from fans through the social networks of the new company, which, as an anecdote, continues to maintain the same name even though they tried to change it.
XLF was a football league that only had one season, in 2001, broadcast on NBC, with 8 participating teams. Due to the bad audiences, there was no second season, and the project turned out to be a great economic failure. Recently, ESPN aired a documentary of this project under the name “This Was the XFL”.
The project had its own Hall of Fame, in New York City. On January 14, an exhibition was held open to the public at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater in Chelsea, where they showed balls, helmets, kits, trophies, and all kinds of objects related to the league.