By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following press release was issued to announce the return of the XFL.
Professional football will be reimagined when the new XFL kicks off in early 2020. The XFL will deliver a fan-centric, innovative experience, including shorter, fast-paced games and a family-friendly environment, complemented by cross-platform viewing options and real-time fan engagement.
Plans for the XFL at launch include eight teams, 40-man active rosters and a 10-week regular season schedule, with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game.
“The new XFL is an exciting opportunity to reimagine America’s favorite sport,” said Vince McMahon. “As we move towards kickoff, we look forward to listening and implementing innovative ideas from players, coaches, medical experts, technology executives, the media and most importantly football fans.”
McMahon, a visionary and an accomplished business executive, is personally funding this venture through Alpha Entertainment, a new private entity. McMahon will continue as WWE Chairman & CEO.
Powell’s POV: Included in the media packet is a fact sheet. Most of the items listed were mentioned in the press conference. It’s worth adding that the the fact sheet notes that player salary structure is still in development, but “be paid to play and paid more to win.” Check the main page for my full rundown of today’s press conference.
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