WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is bringing back the XFL in 2020.
According to Joshua Gagnon of WrestlingInc.com, McMahon wants to take his time in order to have a “proper foundation” in place:
The current plan, according to numerous sources, is for the football league to officially return in 2020. The delay is to build a proper infrastructure, including hiring coaches and players. As you might remember, the original incarnation of the XFL launched rather quickly after it was announced. Vince McMahon is not going to make the same mistake twice.
Last year, McMahon launched a new company, Alpha Entertainment, to pursue a number of potential entertainment endeavors as well as a potental relaunch of the XFL. It’s quite interesting that despite the planned relaunch being outside of WWE’s auspices, their production team has been working on video content related to the planned return of the football league.
McMahon will reportedly announce the creation of the league at a news conference at 3 p.m. ET. Alpha Entertainment confirmed the news conference.
Darren Rovell of ESPN reported that McMahon will announce the creation of the league at a news conference at 3 p.m. ET.
Alpha Entertainment confirmed the conference:
— Alpha Entertainment (@alphaentllc) January 25, 2018