All Things XFL: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Purchases XFL with Redbird Capital Partners

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When the XFL launches in February, in which of the following will you partake?

Poll closed Apr 16, 2020.
  1. Watching games on television

    44 vote(s)
    58.7%
  2. Attending live games

    6 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Buying merchandise

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. Asking local sports bars to show games

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  5. All of the above

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  6. None of the above

    26 vote(s)
    34.7%
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  1. Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    I called it when they didn't bring a team to Oakland
    The league was doomed from that point on
     
  2. Philo-Publius Gold Belt

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    Yeah, it had nothing to do with COVID-19. Oakland said, "no." They didn't have a place for a XFL team to play.
     
  3. Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Don't try to rewrite history, bro
     
  4. Philo-Publius Gold Belt

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    <[analyzed}>
     
  5. tangata motu'a Green Belt

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    but they did for the nfl. lol
     
  6. Philo-Publius Gold Belt

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    Yes. Because the NFL season didn't conflict with preparations for the baseball season. The XFL season did.
     
  7. tangata motu'a Green Belt

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    but that stadium wasn't nfl worthy
     
  8. Philo-Publius Gold Belt

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    Vince is trying to sell the XFL.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/xfl-ho...YxWnptsjW98GrZBZPM-3lgMwQBpUndCj_4iE9NtW0_mJQ

     
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    SWERVE. Ted Turner buys the XFL and buries it

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    The circle of life is then complete!
     
  10. Philo-Publius Gold Belt

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    Why would he dig something already buried up just to bury it again? That would be almost as bad as someone buying the AAF and then not using it.
     
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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mo...ing-vince-mcmahon/ar-BB12ZmlV?ocid=spartandhp

    XFL Commisioner (Luck) suing XFL CEO (Vince) for not paying out his contract when he had a guarantee for payment for wrongful termination clause.

    I'm guessing tossed out due to the bankruptcy superceding that, but that's probably all she wrote if the bankroller and commisiner are fighting. I though the backruptucy may have been a tactical decision to stop the bleeding they'd start again in 2021
     
  12. Philo-Publius Gold Belt

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    The moment Vince announced he wanted to sell the XFL, I knew that starting again in 2021 wasn't going to happen. The WWE is suffering financially right now, and if the WWE isn't doing well, there is no XFL.

    I agree that the suit will probably get thrown out due to bankruptcy. I would think that Luck could get something out of it though if Vince is successful in selling the league.
     
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  17. Philo-Publius Gold Belt

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    Vince didn't like the negative press he was getting from this, and has said he will not be bidding for the XFL.

    https://www.nj.com/giants/2020/05/n...ahon-swears-off-the-xfl-once-and-for-all.html

    Hopefully someone committed to it buys it.
     
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    How does any investor listen to Vince MacMahon about anything that isn't wrestling related again?
     
  19. Philo-Publius Gold Belt

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    This league generated a lot of interest in some markets. It was sunk by COVID-19...
     
  20. skysolo Gold Belt

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    It was shut down for a little bit because of covid. He closed shop completely and that wasn't because of covid. He did it for the same reason Owen Hart died..... to save money.

    Even Meltzer said it.
     
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