"It's an opportunity to really re-imagine football - not reinvent it", he said. "It's still football. But it's professional football reimagined".
McMahon promised a safer football league, though he again offered no specifics for a league that unveiled a human coin toss the first time around - players scrambled from each team to grab the football to decide possession. McMahon wanted his players to stand for the national anthem, though stopped short of saying it was mandatory. Linda McMahon serves as Trump's Administrator of the Small Business Administration and the president is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and has appeared on WWE programming many times over the years. The organization's "WrestleMania" event has twice been hosted at Trump properties in Atlantic City.
While his first jump into professional football was seen as a failure due to the league relying more on flash and antics than football, McMahon insisted he is giving this second try a more serious effort.
McMahon also said he is looking to create faster games. "There's seven months in which there's no football on the gridiron, and I think the demand is there", McMahon said. "But I'm sure we would find a way". It can be seen on the website of his new entertainment brand Alpha Entertainment, which is entirely separate from WWE. Rumors of a reboot got fueled recently when McMahon, now 72 years old, sold $100 million of WWE stock.
As for the actual details of the league, only the outline is visible.
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The North Korean delegation had been scheduled to visit yesterday but cancelled just before the visit with no explanation. The actual team of North Korean athletes taking part could be in single figures. "Why are we doing this?" he asked.
He also said that the league would be avoiding politics and social issues. "Would the rules be more basic?"
But he could not say where the teams would play, or specifically what media outlets might show the games.
Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. allegedly used a deceptive practice known as drip pricing that saw customers pay sometimes more than 65% above the advertised price, says the Competition Bureau. McMahon will continue in his WWE roles, and its management will serve as consultants to the XFL. "I'm extremely fortunate to know that I have the ability to be able to do this".
Under the guidance of WWE chairman Vince McMahon, the XFL, which failed in 2001 after just one season, will relaunch in 2020 with a new look and new creative direction. It was essentially a smaller version of the National Football League, complete with looser rules, less-clothed cheerleaders and considerably more appearances from wrestling personalities.
At one point during the first season, the XFL became the lowest-rated program on a major network in prime-time history. He even said he would take a backseat to hired experts in running the league.