WWE Chairman VINCE MCMAHON is bringing back the XFL . . . the professional football league that crashed and burned after one season on NBC back in 2001.
At a press conference yesterday, he said he’s funding it ALL BY HIMSELF . . . with $100 MILLION he got from cashing in WWE stock last month.
If all goes according to plan, the XFL season will kick off in January of 2020, with 8 teams made up of 40 players each. The cities haven’t been chosen yet. They haven’t announced any media partners, either, but they plan to have a much bigger online, interactive component than the NFL.
McMahon promised a “shorter, faster-paced, family-friendly, and easier-to-understand” game. Each game will only be TWO HOURS long.
McMahon wants to make it less “gimmicky” than the old XFL, which means you can kiss the sexy cheerleaders goodbye.
However, they MIGHT allow players to put nicknames on their jerseys again. (Anyone remember Rod “He Hate Me” Smart?)