XFL’s 2020 return to existence is a very interesting situation indeed. Vince McMahon promised months ago during the original press conference where he broke the news that WWE and XFL will be separate, but that’s already been proven to be a fabrication of the truth. Now there is apparently long-term financial backing for the XFL.
The first incarnation of XFL failed for a number of reasons and financing it was, of course, a problem for the league. It seems like they have a new strategy this time around as it was confirmed during today’s press conference that the league will consist of eight teams largely in NFL cities, and the teams will be a bit smaller than their NFL counterparts as well.
When the issue of money was mentioned, Vince McMahon championed the notion that since technology has changed so much in the twenty years since his first attempt at a football league, that will play a huge part in the XFL’s evolution as well. It was also announced that there is a long-term plan in place to ensure the XFL is around for apparently more than one season this time.
Although the specifics of where this money is coming from remains unclear, it was stated that there are funds in place to back the upcoming league in a long-term sense. There are more opportunities for live sporting events in today’s age as well which did not exist during the league’s previous single-season run.