In news many saw coming (after he sold $100 million worth of WWE stock last month and founded Alpha Entertainment), WWE CEO Vince McMahon announced this afternoon the return of the XFL in 2020.
For those who don’t remember, or weren’t aware, the XFL was a short-lived “Extreme” American football league, between 2001 and 2002, created by Vince McMahon.
This new incarnation, however, will not feature any crossovers with WWE talent. It will remain a separate entity comprised, conservatively at first, of 8 teams, 40-man rosters, and a 10-game season. McMahon promised “shorter, faster-paced, family-friendly games” that represented “professional football re-iminagined.”