It was roughly 17 years that Vince McMahon’s ill-fated football league, the XFL, came to a sputtering halt after just one season when NBC gave it the boot.
But nearly two decades later, McMahon is giving it a re-boot.
In a press conference yesterday, McMahon declared that the XFL will return in 2020. And—much like the first time he did this—he did so with an introductory press conference that was very vague and lacking in details.
The one big difference this time is he is giving his league twice as long to launch allowing for two years rather than one.
What McMahon did say was this league will have fewer commercial breaks and move faster than the NFL’s version and that it will “start conservatively” with eight teams and 40-man rosters—although where these teams will be playing has yet to be decided.
How about Cleveland, they could use a football team?
But there is one thing that will be different as this XFL will not feature him as a brand ambassador, which is good because last time he tried he sure put the emphasis on the A-S-S in ambassador using plenty of cross over wrestling personalities weakening the legitimacy of the league.
Don’t get me wrong, this league won’t be legitimate either, but at least he won’t be calling as much attention to that fact.