In the summer, the XFL trademark was filed by WWE to potentially revive the company. Whether it is for bringing past episodes to the WWE Network, or to start the company again as a league, there was interest by Vince McMahon to bring XFL back in some fashion.

Deadspin reached out to WWE regarding whether it will return, and here is what the response was.

WWE has even filed a “He Hate Me” trademark, which was the nickname of XFL star Rod Smart during the season.

However, WWE had to file a response that it would have nothing to do with Rod Smart. You can check out the history of the XFL, as presented by WWE, below.

What was the XFL?

What was the XFL?

The possible resurrection of the XFL is already receiving criticism. Particularly, by former WCW color commentator Mark Madden.

Editor’s Take: As a big fan of the XFL during the one season that it existed, it would be good to see footage of it on the WWE Network. However, with the WWE spokesperson mentioning Vince McMahon’s company apart from WWE, it seems as if there may be more to this than just showing footage on the network. If that is true, there would not be a reason for it to be successful now, in comparison to its demise in 2001.

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