According to a new report from FOX Sports, Vince McMahon may be trying to bring back the XFL, a football league that ran for one season in 2001. It was designed to be an alternative to the NFL, but ended up being a huge flop, and did not return for a second season.
You can find out more about the XFL below:
WWE made a statement regarding the news, and did not deny the report:
“Vince McMahon has established and is personally funding a separate entity from WWE, Alpha Entertainment, to explore investment opportunities across the sports and entertainment landscapes, including professional football,” the statement read.
“Mr. McMahon has nothing further to announce at this time.”
In addition, WWE filed a trademark for XFL on Wednesday, June 28 of this year:
On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for XFL by World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. The USPTO has given the XFL trademark serial number of 87509464. The current federal status of this trademark filing is NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE – ISSUED. The correspondent listed for XFL is LAUREN A. DIENES-MIDDLEN of WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC., 1241 EAST MAIN STREET, STAMFORD, CT 06902 . The XFL trademark is filed in the category of Education and Entertainment Services . The description provided to the USPTO for XFL is Entertainment services, namely, an ongoing series featuring wrestling exhibitions and performances by professional wrestlers and entertainers provided through broadcast media, namely, television and radio, and via the Internet or online service; Entertainment services, namely, production of sports and sports related programs provided through broadcast media, namely, television and radio, cable, satellite and via the Internet or online service; Sports entertainment, namely, conducting of sports competitions; Providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; Providing a website featuring information in the fields of sports and entertainment.
A documentary entitled “This Was The XFL” was released on February 2 of this year, and began a renewed interest in the league amongst fans.
This honestly might not be a bad move by McMahon and WWE. People are not happy with the current state of the NFL and football in general in the United States, and this could be an opportunity to shake things up one more time.
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