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Vince McMahon's XFL Press Conference Was Hypocritical, Nonsensical, And Downright Boring

…and just like that, the XFL is reborn! Yaaaaay! Aren’t we all so excited?! No? We’re not? Because that press conference sucked? Oh yeah, that’s right. To recap, here’s his current plan for the “FUTURE” league:

-January 2020 launch date.
-8 teams, 10 regular season games, two playoff games, and a championship game.
-XFL will have nothing to do with politics or social issues, only about football. Football football football.
-Players will be required to stand for the national anthem, and they’ll know that when they sign their contracts.
-Vince is not yet sure if Donald Trump will support the league.
-No person with a criminal record or even slight criminality (ex: DUI) will be eligible to play in the league.
-Vince is solely funding it with $100 million dollars, and did not consult his wife Linda on the matter.
-Entire league will be based on what the fans want as far as rules, schedules, where teams will be located, etc.
-Nothing about Vince’s position at WWE will change in the slightest, and there will be no WWE crossover at all.
-Vince will not appear in any on-screen role past the announcement.
-They WILL BE concerned about player safety this time around.
-There will likely be no halftime in games to keep them around two hours long.
-Vince isn’t sure if they’ll be allowing nicknames (ala HE HATE ME) on jerseys this time around.

The presser itself was extremely boring, as most Vince McMahon press conferences tend to be, and revealed all of the above with a few more tidbits thrown in here and there. The emphasis of the presentation was that this league will be completely dictated by what the fans want to see, which was incredibly hard to believe coming out of the mouth of the man about to put on Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns at WrestleMania…again. Vince McMahon has notoriously not listened to what his fans have wanted for many years, and often times goes directly against what they want to spite them. He also stressed that the games would be fast and short, because sitting down for a three hour program is “just too laborious”. This seems like a good time to bring up the fact that Monday Night RAW is three hours every week, and the fans have been begging for it to be cut down to two hours for years. Yes, I understand it’s a USA Network decision, not a WWE decision, but if you don’t think they could override that, you’re nuts.

This highlight of the presser came when Vince McMahon put the Alpha in Alpha Entertainment, LLC and called Darren Rovell “Dan” on purpose.

Here’s some other general tweets/reactions from the announcement:

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I know I’m being a complete downer here, but I truly believe this will crash and burn ten times harder than the original launch.