Vince McMahon is reportedly contemplating reviving the failed American soccer league, the XFL.
In 1999, American broadcaster NBC and the WWE bought collectively to create the skilled league however its solely season passed off throughout the winter and spring of 2001.
The league featured eight groups that performed 10 video games every, and the Los Angeles Xtreme defeated the San Francisco Demons to win the primary title.
On Friday, a journalist and wrestling fan named Brad Shepherd tweeted that McMahon might announce the potential return of the XFL on January 25 2018.
On the finish of ESPN’s latest “30 for 30” documentary on the league former NBC Sports activities chairman Dick Ebersol and the WWE proprietor – the lads who spearheaded the failed rival to the NFL – spoke about giving the XFL one other go.
“Do you ever have any ideas about making an attempt once more?” Ebersol asks McMahon, in accordance Professional Soccer Discuss’s transcription.
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“Yes, I do,” McMahon said.
“I don’t know what it would be. I don’t know if it’s going to be another XFL or what it may be or how different I would make it.
“It seems like in some way it would tie in either with the NFL itself or the owners.”
On Saturday, Deadspin’s David Bixenspan got in touch with the WWE regarding the rumours, though the wrestling company neither confirmed or denied the speculation.
The statement read: “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.”
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