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REPORT: Vince McMahon Rumored To Be Reviving The XFL
This may very well be nothing at all, but heavy rumors are starting to circulate that Vince McMahon might actually be trying to revive the XFL.
EXCLUSIVE: Vince McMahon is looking to bring back the XFL and may announce it on January 25th, 2018.
— Brad Shepard (@TheBradShepard) December 16, 2017
Deadspin eventually reached out to the WWE and while they didn’t confirm anything, they certainly didn’t deny it either.
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
The XFL was just way ahead of its time and only lasted one season before the league folded, but it did bring many innovative ideas that the NFL eventually stole, including the aerial skycams and on-player microphones to provide additional perspectives of the games.
One of the best things about the league was the elimination of the coin toss, and in its place, an “opening scramble.”