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first_imgLook what’s back: WWE head McMahon resurrects XFL by The Associated Press Posted Jan 25, 2018 12:46 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 25, 2018 at 1:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2001, file photo, San Francisco Demons wide receiver Brian Roberson jumps over Los Angeles Xtreme cornerback Dell McGee duringthe fourth quarter of an XFL football fam in San Francisco. The XFL is set for a surprising second life, WWE leader Vince McMahon announced Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. McMahon said the XFL would return in 2020 but offered few other details about the late winter/early spring football league. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, FIle) center_img STAMFORD, Conn. – The XFL is set for a surprising second life under WWE leader Vince McMahon.McMahon announced the return of the much-maligned league that spawned He Hate Me and flamed out in 2001 after one wild season.McMahon said the XFL would return in 2020 but offered few other details about the late winter/early spring football league. The XFL will launch with eight teams, 40-man active rosters and a 10-week regular-season schedule. McMahon said the schedule could begin in late January and no cities or TV partners were named.McMahon funded the league through Alpha Entertainment, a new private entity. He will continue as chairman and CEO of WWE.McMahon says he will have an open forum for fans to contribute ideas to the new league.The original XFL was founded by the wrestling company and jointly owned by NBC, and premiered to massive TV ratings. But the audience did not stick around on Saturday nights to watch second-rate football, lascivious cheerleader shots, sophomoric double entendres and other gimmicks that quickly doomed the league.last_img

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