19 years after the XFL's initial launch, not one to be held back by failure and massive financial losses, Vince McMahon is trying again. It does seem that things will be different this time, but even now, before the season has even started, the WWE boss is set to take another huge monetary hit.
Instead of an ill-advised crossover between the WWE and the NFL like before however, Vince appears to be pushing the XFL toward being a genuine American Football league. Though not likely to rival the National Football League yet, that surely is the ultimate aim.
Coming just one week after the Superbowl, as the fans are facing their first NFL-free weekend after the close of the season, the views will likely come in to start with. However, the league needs to sustain this in order to be a success, and one of the best ways to do this is to bring in some familiar names.
From young talent that never quite made it in the big league, to journeymen who've been around forever and looking for one final paycheck, there are plenty of recognisable players making to the jump from the NFL to the XFL.
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