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Vince McMahon announces return of XFL; hopes to 're-imagine' football

26 Enero 2018, 09:45 | Cornelio Vivanco

Vince McMahon announces return of XFL; hopes to 're-imagine' football

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There will be eight teams and 40 players per roster, however, McMahon kept the cities and players very close to his chest, revealing little to no info regarding who else will be involved in the XFL. "That's the biggest thing that's going to be a difference".

"The new XFL is an exciting opportunity to reimagine America's favorite sport", McMahon said in a statement. Vince explained, "Don't get me wrong, it's still football". Vince said the quality of the human being will be just as important as the quality of the player. Four teams will make the playoffs. It was essentially a smaller version of the NFL, complete with looser rules, less-clothed cheerleaders and considerably more appearances from wrestling personalities.

All things told, it appears it will be a 12-week season.


McMahon also said that the XFL will not be too political and denied any involvement of President Trump endorsing the league. They are going to go where the fans want them to go.

He stopped short of saying whether standing for the National Anthem would be required, but insisted there would be a set of league rules by which players would have to abide in order to play. But the audience did not stick around on Saturday nights to watch bad football, lascivious cheerleader shots, sophomoric double entendres and other gimmicks that saw ratings plummet and quickly doomed the league.

There's also the argument that halftime could take away from the momentum of the game. Manziel reached an agreement with prosecutors in Texas in 2016 on a misdemeanor domestic assault case.


The episode, "This was the XFL", aired in February 2017. NBC was not happy with how extreme it really was and would pull out from the deal, leaving McMahon and the WWE on its own.

Of course, that's a play off of one-time XFL star Rod Smart's "He Hate Me" nickname.

The WWE Chairman and CEO is bankrolling the project through his investment company Alpha Entertainment. He commented again later about always wanting to bring the XFL back. He wants to redesign the XFL.


Vince McMahon will, at least in name, have unilateral control over every team in the league. Williams left the UK football program last season after a productive junior year.



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