By Frank Ram
As a life-long wrestling fan, it's a rarity to see Vince McMahon fail at anything. He took the wrestling world by storm, taking his father's northeastern territory national, and either buying or putting nearly every local territory out of business. In 2001, he bought WCW, his last real competition in wrestling.
Then he decided to start a football league in 2001 called the XFL. Needless to say, it's not a good idea to mix wrestling and football. Especially when you're trying to compete with the NFL, the biggest sporting league in America. The league only lasted one season.
One would have thought that McMahon would have learned his lesson, but the XFL launched again in 2020. It didn't make it a full season this time around.
This time around though, the games were a blast to watch and some new rule changes, especially the kick off rule, could be something the NFL takes a look at for the upcoming season.
Had the Coronavirus pandemic not hit as hard as it did, and games were allowed to be played, the league could have survived. It's really unfortunate to see so many jobs lost.
It was a good brand of football and it would have been fun to see what could have been in the future.
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