Oh Thursday, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced that he would be re-launching the XFL, making the news official after weeks of speculation.
During his press conference, McMahon announced that the XFL would kick off in 2020, saying it would “give the game of football back to it’s fans.”
— WWE (@WWE) January 25, 2018
McMahon says the league would consist of 8 teams of 40 player rosters and the season would be 10 games long with a playoff consisting of four semi-finalists and one championship game.
He also revealed that players would be paid more for winning.
Here are some other facts about the up-coming XFL:
Here’s the new and improved logo:
The new XFL logo and the old XFL logo. Which one do you like better? pic.twitter.com/CKPbIBuPP2
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) January 25, 2018
McMahon was also asked about anthem protests and made it clear that he wants to keep politics out of his league, claiming that he would consider a rule that prevents players from protesting during the anthem:
Vince McMahon talks about potential “No national anthem protest” rule in XFL….”Whatever our rules are, everyone will abide by….we’re here to play football that’s everyone’s job” pic.twitter.com/G1hOpxtAoI
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) January 25, 2018
We are still two years away from the XFL kickoff, so we can expect more info to leak in the coming months.