Rumors of an XFL revival have been swirling around the internet after a seemingly random person tweeted out that Vince McMahon was looking to bring back the XFL and would announce something on January 25, 2018.
EXCLUSIVE: Vince McMahon is looking to bring back the XFL and may announce it on January 25th, 2018.
— Brad Shepard 🤘🏻 (@TheBradShepard) December 16, 2017
This lead the website Deadspin to directly ask WWE for a comment on the rumor and WWE’s response was very interesting:
A WWE spokesperson issued the attached statement to me & @Deadspin in response to my inquiry about tonight's rumors of a soon to be announced XFL revival. They declined further comment. Whatever Vince McMahon's "Alpha Entertainment" is, it's self-funded & separate from WWE. pic.twitter.com/oT0Oxyi2fV
— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) December 16, 2017
The story has also been picked up by a lot of mainstream outlets like The Washington Post.
In the ESPN documentary “This Was the XFL” earlier this year, Vince McMahon said that he has thought about bringing back the XFL.
Dick Ebersol: “Do you ever have any thoughts about trying again?”
Vince McMahon: “Yes I do. I don’t know what it would be. I don’t know if it’s going to be another XFL or what it may be or how different I would make it. It seems like in some way it would tie in either with the NFL itself or the owners.”