In an interview with TMZ Sports, former WWE and ESPN commentator Jonathan Coachman addressed the rumors regarding the re-birth of the XFL and like many others, Coachman is heavily in favor of the company returning for a second try:
“Best believe, Vince [McMahon] has been doing some research behind the scenes, because he’s not gonna come out and blow 50 or 100 million dollars on something that he’s already tried. If he calls me, because I’m the only person in the history of the world to be a voice of Monday Night Raw and also be on Sportscenter for 10 years, so if Vince calls for somebody who knows both sides of the fence, you’re d**n right I’m gonna pick up the phone.”
Coachman also addressed McMahon’s ties to North Carolina, as he has a restaurant in that state and his son-in-law, Triple H, had his bachelor party in the city of Raleigh as well. He was asked about whether McMahon could purchase the Carolina Panthers, which was put up for sale by owner Jerry Richardson after allegations of sexual misconduct:
“How cool would it be, because all this came down in the last couple of days that P. Diddy is trying to get together a group, but yet the old, crotchety owners, wouldn’t want P. Diddy and his crew in there, which I think would be a mistake by the owners. But, Vince has legitimate money, he’s a billionaire, he could come up with the funds, and he’s also at the age where the other owners would respect that. So, I’m not saying that he would, but I think that’s a second possibility that people aren’t kinda tossing out there, because they wanna believe that he would start his own entity.”
Whether it’s buying the Panthers or bringing back the XFL, it’s clear McMahon is brewing something up behind the scenes.