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New Professional Football League to Launch in 2020

STAMFORD, Conn. (EETV) - The XLF is set to return in 2020 WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon announced Thursday.

The hopes are to bring a "shorter, faster paced, family-friendly, and easier to understand game" back to football fans.

There will be no crossing-over of talent from WWE to the XFL like there was in the old XFL.

The new league will be structured similarly to the past with a 10-game regular season followed by two semi-finals playoff games and a championship game. Teams will consist of 40 players and will be owned by the XFL.

Seasons are expected to begin late-January or early-February. Games are planned to be played on Sunday's.

There are no official team names or cities at the moment, but they are expected to be announced in the coming months.

The XFL hopes to make the game of football entirely fan-centered while taking advantage of today's media landscape.

According to, players will be paid to play football professionally and will be paid more to win.

Safety is also a huge concern of the XFL. They look to help re-imagine the game of football by making it as safe as possible while still playing true football.

The XFL will look to medical experts for advice on the well-being of the players and ways to help prevent injuries.

Previously, the XFL was a joint initiative to change the aspect of professional football. The XFL was owned in part by World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) and NBC. The league failed after the first season due to poor viewership and ceased operations a month after the championship game.

As of now, the XFL is still in the development process and they are seeking information from the fans on how to make the league better the second go around. 


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