Describing the revival as "professional football, re-imagined", he stated that the league will return to our screens in late January/early February 2020, with 8 teams playing 10 regular season games, followed by a two-week post-season period.
"The quality of the human being is just as important as the quality of the player", he said.
Details were sparse about specifics about the game, but McMahon did state that the league will be made up of eight teams, each with a 49-player roster. He also claimed the league would remain apolitical, but when pressed acknowledged that players standing for the national anthem would likely be a part of the rulebook.
ESPN's Darren Rovell is reporting that the announcement will indeed focus on McMahon's attempt at starting a new football league with Alpha Entertainment, a company that McMahon formed, and funded, by selling $100 million of WWE stock. "We are going to try to get to two hours".
One of the mistakes last time in the XFL was that McMahon used his WWE stars to promote and market the sports league. "Even if ratings go down, there's no denying that live sports rights continue to be valuable and continue to deliver". The Birmingham team drew an average of 17,002 fans for its five home games.
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The league is scheduled to start in 2020, and has been billed by McMahon as "football reimagined".
Whether the XFL can properly challenge the NFL and win over real talent and the eyeballs of average Americans remains to be seen - but there has certainly never been a more opportune time to launch an opposing football league to the NFL than right now. The first thing McMahon said was that the "new" XFL will looks to "give the game of football back to fans".
Johnny Manziel is not welcome in the reboot of the XFL. "We're here to play football".
Lastly, and perhaps cynically, McMahon could focus on branding his project as an American-first, patriotism-mandatory entity for those disillusioned with the protests that have permeated the National Football League in recent years. Players were allowed to be more physical, as referees allowed the "anything goes" style. "We have a lot of question for you, and we are going to listen".
- Vince is asked about wrestling and football broadcasters working together, and Vince says there will be no crossover whatsoever between WWE and XFL.
Vince doesn't believe the XFL will get in his way of his WWE operations and he will still be the head of WWE.