The NFL has been on a big downslide this year with all of the kneeling controversy turning fans away in droves. This is why WWE boss Vince McMahon may see an opportunity to capitalize on the credibility crisis plaguing the NFL. He tried it before but this time it just might work:
CBS Sports reports:
There has been unsubstantiated talk about the XFL making a return for a short while now, but Brad Shepard reported late Friday night that WWE chairman Vince McMahon is so deep into considerations about reforming the league that there’s even a potential announcement date — Jan. 25, 2018.
WWE clarified that it is not going back into the football business … but McMahon may well be doing just that on his own: “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. Mr. McMahon has nothing further to announce at this time.
A WWE spokesperson issued the attached statement to me & @Deadspin in response to my inquiry about tonight's rumors of a soon to be announced XFL revival. They declined further comment. Whatever Vince McMahon's "Alpha Entertainment" is, it's self-funded & separate from WWE. pic.twitter.com/oT0Oxyi2fV
— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) December 16, 2017
What one would have to expect should McMahon form another football league is a toned-down version of the XFL more akin to the NFL and college football but with enough unique elements that would set it apart from the pack. It would be instrumental for him to find a broadcast partner from the get go, and it would be interesting to see if he went straight for a popular streaming service considering the success he’s had with the WWE Network.
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