The XFL’s return was officially announced a few months back by none other than Vince McMahon, and most people are still trying to come to terms with the news. The XFL was first introduced back in 2001, only for it to cease operations after just one season.
However, McMahon is now hoping to find more success as he dives head first back into the market that saw him lose more than $100 million back in 2001. It’s certainly not going to be easy and there’s a good chance that it could fail again, but we can see how Vince McMahon is approaching the XFL this time and being fans of Vince McMahon and everything that he has accomplished so far, it is very interesting to see how this will all play out.
With that being said, below are a few reasons why we should be excited about the return of the XFL:
Vince McMahon being more invested this time around:
Vince McMahon is going to be seriously invested in making sure that the XFL is a resounding success this time around and we have already seen evidence of this by giving HHH more and more responsibility in the WWE over the last few years. Vince McMahon has been grooming Triple H for a bigger role in the WWE ever since he decided that the return of the XFL was actually going to happen. Many fans have pointed towards Vince when criticizing the first XFL and its doors closing down just after one season, so logically speaking, those same fans should be extremely excited about the idea of HHH running the day to day operations of the WWE which means to say that Vince McMahon entire focus will be on the relaunching of the XFL.
Vince McMahon’s Track Record:
Whether you love him or you hate him, nobody can deny that Vince McMahon puts his heart and soul into every single business venture that he takes part in. Whether it be a lost cause or not, he will never stop trying to ensure the best possible outcome and while that may not always make him a fan favorite, it certainly produces results.
Just take a look at the Monday Night Wars and the WWE Network as two perfect examples. There was a time when both projects weren’t going particularly well, with WCW beating WWE in the ratings and the Network not producing enough subscribers. Thankfully, Vince stuck to his guns and managed to come out of the other side on top.
It may take some time, but McMahon wouldn’t be doing this if he didn’t think the XFL could succeed.
Vince McMahon Hiring Professionals To Help Him Out:
Despite Vince McMahon dedicating his time and resources to the relaunching of the XFL, he is still not so experienced in the American Football Industry. During the official unveiling, Vince McMahon stated that he will be hiring professionals who will assist him in the day to day running of the XFL moving forward.
Due to this, any crazy ideas that Vince McMahon may want to implement could be shot down by more experienced heads who know what it takes to thrive in this market. Obviously, a few things that McMahon did in the original XFL will still be done, but at least things it won’t be quite as crazy as they used to be.
Alternate Option To The NFL:
It is no secret that the NFL’s ratings have been suffering over the course of the last few years, with this season, in particular, being notable for the lack of interest that many fans had in the league.
That could come down to any number of factors, but regardless of that, it’s important to realize that there is room for growth in this market. With the NFL being at its lowest point for quite some time now, Vince realizes that now would be the time to capitalize on this, which is something that he has always been good at.
This doesn’t mean that millions of fans are suddenly going to switch over to the XFL because that’s not how it works, but it is still always nice to have options.
Potential Growing of The Sport:
American football is a sport that either is loved or hated by fans. Many fans from across the globe can’t even stand to watch a minute of the action, meanwhile there are others who enjoy football more than anything else in the world that they must tune in to it on a weekly basis.
Perhaps the re-introduction of the XFL can assist in growing the sport so that it has an even bigger international appeal. Despite Vince McMahon saying that there will be no association or connection whatsoever to the WWE, just the mere presence of Vince McMahon will certainly help grow the league especially when you consider how big the WWE has become. It won’t happen overnight, but perhaps we can start seeing American football as more of a global sport moving forward.
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