WWE Hall Of Famer Joe Cohen was recently interviewed by the LA Times on several topics related to the XFL. Including Vince McMahon’s vision for the new XFL as well as finding the right people and signing them in this new regime of the XFL. This will be one of the main factors contributing to the success of the XFL this time around.
One of the other reasons Cohen sees is the league having a longer time to plan and prepare in conjunction with what the WWE Network can bring to the table. Below are the highlights from Cohen’s interview with the LA Times:
On Vince McMahon bringing in the right people for this go at the XFL: “There’s nobody better than Vince – and Vince is the indispensable part of the XFL – in putting together live television and programming. He’s instinctive and hires superb people. He challenges them. Even with XFL, one of the greatest resources will be his staff at WWE. What’s most interesting this time is while Vince is used to controlling the entire program, just as he does completely with the WWE, there’s a bit of a cultural shift to see him giving the production to the rights holder.”
On Vince McMahon’s vision for the XFL: “There are pendulum swings in this business. Timing is also everything. You’ll see more diversity with this XFL. Vince watches what goes on in society and really embraces that. This will speak to the 21st century.”
On the short-lived AAF providing some teachable moments: “The AAF did a very good job with delivering a product that was attractive and watchable television. Vince is launching something that he has the financial wherewithal to carry out, which the AAF didn’t have.”
You can check out the entire interview by clicking here.
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This league will succeed! The key no age restrictions. Many of freshmen who may risk injury playing for free in college can bank some money then go to the NFL. I see this league expanding in the future. It may be a good alternative to the NFL and since it’s a spring league you can have the best of both worlds! Go BattleHawks!