Vince McMahon announces new XFL football league

The XFL is set to return in 2020.
Here then-future Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox of the Los Angeles Xtreme holds the league championship trophy in the air after Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Demons 38-6

The XFL is set to return in 2020. Here then-future Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox of the Los Angeles Xtreme holds the league championship trophy in the air after Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Demons 38-6

Brad Shepard first reported in mid-December that McMahon, WWE's chairman, was planning to make such an announcement on January 25. That was the WWE-fied National Football League alternative that folded after just one season and lost tons of money for both Vince's WWE and partner NBC. Any person with a criminal record, including a DUI, will not be allowed to join the XFL, according to McMahon.

McMahon will make the announcement under the Alpha Entertainment umbrella, a company he recently started. And it looks like McMahon is ready to make the official announcement with a short-notice press conference scheduled for Thursday.

"You know the rules and regulations.we intend players to abide by rules", McMahon said.

McMahon announced that the XFL will be back on the gridiron in 2020, only this time he will be taking a more family friendly approach and doing it through privately-owned Alpha Entertainment rather than using funding from WWE. A WWE spokesman first confirmed McMahon was exploring investment opportunities in sports last December.

Originally a joint venture with NBC, which did not have NFL television rights at the time, the XFL promised to be a harder-hitting league than the United States' top professional sports property when it launched in 2001. He says he will now be hiring various experts to help guide the process in building the XFL up properly. No cities or TV partners were named.

"We have two years now to really get it right", McMahon said, adding that all possibilities are on the table when it comes to how the games will air and which USA cities will be participating in the league. 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.

In 2001, the XFL had teams in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, as you'd expect, but branched into smaller and non-traditional markets as well. The regular season will be 10 weeks long with the playoffs consisting of two semifinal games and a championship game. There will be other quarterbacks available who can play and didn't make it in the National Football League for whatever reason, but probably not many stars.

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"We want a faster game".

The XFL was a professional American football league that was created by WWE and NBC.

The XFL is best known for halfback Rod Smart, who had his freaky nickname, 'He Hate Me, ' emblazoned on the back of his Las Vegas Outlaws jersey.

This will have nothing to do with politics or social issues. Anyone who is a skilled football player and is s good person is welcome.

(From left) wrestler Triple H, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

McMahon believes the quality of play is what turned people off from the league. If you want to buy it, go right ahead.

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