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Except that he then narrowed that margin of the "angry 'Murican fans" down even further by saying if they have a criminal record, they wouldn't be working for the XFL.

I like the idea that he's already got rules in place that your social and political commentary has no place on the field. He's absolutely right, IMO. What Kaepernick did was disruptive, divisive, and IMO also stemmed from a place of professional desperation. His message was just fine, I've not a single argument for what he says he's doing (though I doubt his sincerity), but he's caused the NFL a lot of problems as well. So What Vince has in mind is the correct approach, IMO.

As long as he relaxes control over creative, and lets Triple H actually do his job without a "safety net" (more like a ball & chain, but I'm sure that's not how Vince sees it), then WWE will probably be much better off.
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With any luck Vince is smart enough to see that as a man now into his seventies he’s best to leave the day to day running and creative direction of WWE to younger folk like Triple H and Stephanie. If Hunter was to take more or less full control of creative perhaps he would get his buddies like HBK, Nash, Hall and Regal all part of the creative team in some form and that wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Vince will always be Chairman but hopefully he will settle into more of a background role in just more of a advisory capacity in the near future.

It this happens perhaps the product can become less safe and have a bit more of a NXT feel with more unpredictability and more realism about it.

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That's not a public forum though, he's under contract and on the job. As soon as he takes the field and he is doing his job 'public forum' doesn't apply to his actions. If it did then Vince McMahon's employees couldn't be held to the same caveat, either. Before or after you're on the field you're free to use the media as a public forum, but when they're on the field they need to be professional and keep their opinions to themselves.
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If I was negative I would think that Vince was bringing this back because of how one of his best friends Donald Trump thinks of the NFL with all the kneeling shit Big smile

The timing does seem too good to be true and that political statements are banned, I wonder if Trump has been an investor, what with Linda working for him too.

It should be a success. The majority of the year has no NFL, so there is a huge gap in the calendar to fill for American Football fans.
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I wonder when the 10 week season will begin? Spring?

That would give people a few weeks to get over the Superbowl and that the NFL season is over, and if there is any kind of player sharing (probably won't be, but still) it gives the XFL players time to recover as well before moving on to the next league. By the time the XFL season and post season is over it'll be just about time for NFL preseason to start again.
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Quote As part of their Q1 press release and conference call this week, it was revealed that WWE has a minority equity stake in the upcoming XFL due to a transfer of the trademark. XFL was initially owned by WWE stemming from the first launch of the league in 2001, but since Alpha Entertainment is going to be the head company for the new relaunched league, they had to obtain the trademarks from WWE. Instead of a cash transaction, WWE simply exchanged the trademarks for the stake.
 
So we can expect E to bore us to tears by wasting valuable wrestling time promoting it on their major TV shows.
 
Since the original announcement it's gone really quiet on further news.
 
I expected by now for more details to come out such as when it starts. No way will it be during the NFL season as that would be suicide for it.
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I was kind of surprised that Vince didn't change WWE's name again from World Wrestling Entertainment to World Wide Entertainment, and then dub XFL WWE's second brand of Sports Entertainment. TBH I think if Vince live long enough we could see him try to buy the rights to the recently (like what? 5 years ago?) Washington Wizards and maybe even the Harlem Globtrotters as they too are sports entertainment, only in basketball.

That said, when Vince mentioned that he wants the XFL to be a real sport, it made more sense. I still don't know if Vince is gonna be able to pull this off. I think he should just stick to sports entertainment and leave it at that. Sports Entertainment Basketball seems fairly popular.
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It looks like Vince McMahon is digging deep into his pockets to get the XFL going again.

There are reports online this week stating McMahon is expected to spend $500 million on his football league over the first three seasons. Oliver Luck told ESPN that the $100 million investment that McMahon made is just the beginning.

"People were focused on the $100 million, but the truth is that doesn't even get us to the 20-yard line," said Luck.

The XFL CEO and Commissioner added that the biggest financial costs that the league will see will be from the salaries for the coaches and players, as well as the players insurance.

Check out the complete article at ESPN.com.


 
With E stock at an all time high, this is the best chance Vince has ever had to gamble some cash on something.
 
Even if it doesn't work out again, I am sure some of the fresh new ideas implemented will be taken on by the NFL like they did last time.
 
I would expect another big announcement soon so we have a concrete start time.
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