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WWE Chairman Vince McMahon Re-Launching the XFL?

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon Re-Launching the XFL?

The XFL ran for just one year, in 2001, after the hottest period in wrestling history - the Attitude Era, when WCW and WWF faced off on Monday nights and stars like "Stone Cold" Steve Austin reigned supreme.

Professional wrestling is not as popular as it used to be, so McMahon might be wanting to chase a mainstream audience again with American Football.

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. All started well for the XFL, with high ratings and, from all accounts, a different experience from the National Football League - which people seemed to enjoy. McMahon is a risk taker, although I'm not entirely confident the XFL could succeed a second time.

The new XFL could make waves right off the bat by proclaiming they are trying to do the opposite of what they did in 1999. While Alpha Entertainment will function completely outside of WWE, and at this point no money would exchange hands between the two organizations, there is a lot of concern that share holders won't look too kindly at the 72-year-old wrestling mogul, WWE CEO and its most important figurehead, taking time away to invest privately in what was easily his biggest business failure.

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"Yes I do", McMahon replies.

After an initial report from a right-wing United States blogger that the league would be announced as returning in 2018, WWE made a statement which surprisingly did not deny the claim, leading credence to the news. This could also mean that WWE is moving the XFL brand & trademark to "Alpha Entertainment" for use in the distant future; possible merchandising, etc.

WWE boss Vince McMahon is reportedly considering bringing back a version of his failed professional gridiron league, the XFL. A recent documentary about the league, This Was the XFL, premiered on ESPN back on Febuary 2 as part of the 30 for 30 documentary series. The XFL was truly a great representation of Vince himself and the vision he has for entertainment, more specifically, "Sports Entertainment" - which had worked so well for WWE.


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