Vince McMahon is taking advantage of the off week between the NFL’s Conference Championship games and the Super Bowl to introduce his new football league.
The head of the WWE, McMahon introduced the XFL back in 2001 for one year before it crumbled. WWE posted a tweet earlier today that McMahon will make a major sports announcement, but ESPN’s Darren Rovell has confirmed it will be the rumored new football league backed up McMahon since he sset up Alpha Entertainment LLC and sold $100 million of WWE stock to fund,
— WWE (@WWE) January 25, 2018
Despite the NFL’s rating dip last week’s AFC Championship game between the Jaguars and Patriots was the highest rated tv show since last year’s Super Bowl. Even with a fan base declining, there are more than enough eyes that if McMahon is able to pull some it could make a league successful. Even NFL Europe lasted way longer than anyone actually remembers and perhaps a spring league isn’t the worst thing for those who simply miss the sport.