Vince McMahon files five trademarks for XFL

23 December, 2017, 01:58 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • Vince McMahon files five trademarks for XFL

Rumors that Vince McMahon is looking to revive the XFL are gaining more momentum. The company's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official filing states that it's being used "to explore investment opportunities across the sports and entertainment landscapes, including professional football", according to The Wrap.

McMahon has sold his 3.34 million shares of the WWE, working out at roughly $100 million in shares, primarily that he can fund his new American football venture.

The XFL also had several different rules to the National Football League, including no extra point kicks and no coin toss, the latter being instead replaced by "the scramble" where a player from each team ran at a ball left several metres away, with the victor being the player who got it first.

President Donald Trump is a longtime McMahon family friend and many people are speculating that the new organization would have the full backing of Trump, especially given his less than supportive tweets aimed at the National Football League the past few months. The news, which was originally broken by freelance writer Brad Shepard, was reported by Deadspin after they reached out to WWE regarding the possible relaunch of the XFL. In a 30-for-30 documentary that aired earlier this year, McMahon acknowledged he would like to enter the professional world again.

"I don't know what it would be", McMahon continued (H/T Washington Post).

Many fans remember when Vince announced the XFL, and there was a lot of hype for the league when it debuted, but the XFL never made it to a second season. I don't know if it's gonna be another XFL or what it may be or how different I would make it.

McMahon is a long-time friend of President Donald Trump who has publicly criticised the protesting players and the National Football League itself. Vince's wife, Linda McMahon, serves in Trump's cabinet as head of the Small Business Administration.

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