Everyone remembers the XFL from back in 2001 and if you don’t then ESPN did an entire 30 For 30 on it recently and you can brush up on all your history here because we did in-depth coverage about the special.
Most fans would think that the XFL is a thing of the past along with Furbies and pump-up sneakers. But much like the Furby and sneakers with pumps in them, everything has the capability of coming back sooner or later.
Rumors have broken saying that Vince McMahon has an interesting announcement coming up that might result in some big news regarding a possible reincarnation of the XFL.
When reached regarding the matter, WWE spokespeople merely say:
“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.”
Now, out of nowhere, rumors of a potential return of the XFL have surfaced, with Brad Shepard reporting that McMahon is “looking to bring back the XFL and may announce it on January 25th, 2018.” https://t.co/NzXTvJZWPR
— Brad Shepard (@TheBradShepard) December 16, 2017
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
Deadspin writer David Bixinspin further commented on the matter saying, “Worth noting that the Alpha Entertainment statement came in response to me asking WWE to ‘confirm or deny’ the XFL relaunch rumor.”
He also went on to say, “So…if this is not a WWE project, it’s either not the XFL or the company is selling the IP to Vince. Not sure what to think of either.”
This is indeed a very interesting turn of events. We will have to keep a very close eye on this situation because only time could tell how big of a change time could play in this situation. With the growing scrutiny on the NFL, perhaps Vince McMahon is going to seize the opportunity and dust off this old idea for a new generation?
The XFL could very well be a competitor for the top pro football league in the country if Vince McMahon has anything to say about it. Then again, we’ll just have to wait and see what kind of announcement McMahon plans on making on January 25th, 2018.