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Vince McMahon forms and funds Alpha Entertainment: Possible XFL Revival


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It'll be fine. He can sell ad-spac...oh wait, less commercial breaks, no halftime for them either.

It's ok, he has a national broadc...oh, no NBC on board like last time

What about franchisi...ah, he said no franchises, all centrally-owned.

 

Well, let's see the old carny bastard sell this.

 

On a serious note, $100m is just the value of the shares he sold, could well be he's putting personal cash up too.

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This one won't allow protesting against racism.

It's The Rock. Vince would let him sleep with Linda.

Exactly, the USFL during the 80s was moderately successful when it ran as a Spring league.  It was only when it tried to be a direct competitor that it got stomped.  (Great ESPN 30 for 30 on it and I

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There hasn't been anything approaching a viable competitor to the NFL for 30+ years since the USFL, which went under when Trump made them to go head to head against the NFL.  Two elderly billionaires now have rage boners to sustain against the NFL.

Currently, there isn't enough top-level talent in the world to fill 32 NFL rosters, so it's going to have to focus on entertainment over quality.  That only sustains for so long.

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He'd have been better off sticking that $100 million into launching an esports league. There'd be so much crossover with the production/behind the scenes staff that could launch the concept and even potentially another Network type platform where people paid $10 a month to stream all the content they wanted. A cross between Twitch and the WWE Network. Build a big gaming studio where they sign up the best players and have them all stream for a few hours a day. They could even end up doing live events and an esports version of Wrestlemania. If Vince wants to make it big outside of wrestling, I reckon that'd be his best chance. There'd be no problem getting sponsors and investors on board either. It's a matter of time before there's an esports company that's like a cross between WWE and UFC, in the way that the players and the content is produced. It's a shame Vince isn't ploughing the money in to it.

As it is, and as others have said, the XFL thing should make for great car crash telly and an eventual documentary. 

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7 minutes ago, Undefeated Steak said:

He'd have been better off sticking that $100 million into launching an esports league. There'd be so much crossover with the production/behind the scenes staff that could launch the concept and even potentially another Network type platform where people paid $10 a month to stream all the content they wanted. A cross between Twitch and the WWE Network. Build a big gaming studio where they sign up the best players and have them all stream for a few hours a day. They could even end up doing live events and an esports version of Wrestlemania. If Vince wants to make it big outside of wrestling, I reckon that'd be his best chance. There'd be no problem getting sponsors and investors on board either. It's a matter of time before there's an esports company that's like a cross between WWE and UFC, in the way that the players and the content is produced. It's a shame Vince isn't ploughing the money in to it.

As it is, and as others have said, the XFL thing should make for great car crash telly and an eventual documentary. 

Imagine if the XFL was just teams playing a skinned version of Madden?

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I do hope this works for him but it really comes across like somebody starting an E-Fed that has failed once before but is trying to bring it back again as bigger & better but with the same name and person running it with all these big ideas but without any real conviction behind it.

That being said, I will probably watch it even though I hate the NFL because Vince and in this day and age there are so many media platforms to watch this on that make it a bit more appealing. 

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2 hours ago, ColinBollocks said:

Vince also distanced himself from Trump.

Bit difficult to do when you're married to someone who's bought herself a Cabinet position.

It was fun to watch him squirm over the national anthem topic, first claiming the league will be all about the game of football and have nothing whatsoever to do with social issues, but then eventually pinned down to concede that standing for the anthem before the game will most likely be mandatory.

I hope this dies every death.

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1 hour ago, Undefeated Steak said:

He'd have been better off sticking that $100 million into launching an esports league.

Actually a pretty good idea, Xavier Woods - for obvious reasons - would be a natural host/presenter for it. And it's a market that's supposedly going to grow massively over the coming years. I still don't understand why.

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4 minutes ago, PunkStep said:

Actually a pretty good idea, Xavier Woods - for obvious reasons - would be a natural host/presenter for it. And it's a market that's supposedly going to grow massively over the coming years. I still don't understand why.

You talk to anyone under the age of 18 and they spend more time watching YouTubers talking about naff all or playing video games than they do real sports. It's already massive but yeah, they think it's still miles away from how big it will get. The number of people who watch some of the big esports tournaments and events is *insane*. There are a ton of tournaments now where there's $1,000,000 prizes. Search google images for 'esports tournament'. They look like Wrestlemania already. 

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6 minutes ago, Undefeated Steak said:

You talk to anyone under the age of 18 and they spend more time watching YouTubers talking about naff all or playing video games than they do real sports. It's already massive but yeah, they think it's still miles away from how big it will get. The number of people who watch some of the big esports tournaments and events is *insane*. There are a ton of tournaments now where there's $1,000,000 prizes. Search google images for 'esports tournament'. They look like Wrestlemania already. 

But it’s all for show. Money pissed down the pan by the developers of the games it’s all part and parcel of marketing the game.

Nothing will ever match up to real sports. Until they come up with real deal virtual fighting.

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