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#21 Matt D

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:49 AM

I'm implying this is welcomed by the POTUS. I'm even being slightly paranoid about it since it's that sort of week.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:51 AM

I really think this is going to end up being a bullshit rumor and it will turn out that Vince just wants to invest in a legit sports team or something.

 

If not, this will mark the beginning of what people in later years will refer to as "Vince's decline." He'd have to be batshit crazy or in the early stages of dementia to think the XFL is viable to invest in again.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:55 AM

I'm implying this is welcomed by the POTUS. I'm even being slightly paranoid about it since it's that sort of week.

 

I love the idea of Trump calling Vince to do a run-in on the NFL but am incredibly saddened that the world has become so crazy that it's a viable thought to have.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:08 AM

I doubt that Trump has any specific part in this.  But they will market this using his distractions about player protests and kneeling during the anthem as selling points.   Which is rather ironic given one of selling points of the original XFL was that players had the freedom to be original.  So instead of 'He Hate Me' on your jersey you might see 'MAGA'  :rolleyes:



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:06 AM

I really think this is going to end up being a bullshit rumor and it will turn out that Vince just wants to invest in a legit sports team or something.

 

If not, this will mark the beginning of what people in later years will refer to as "Vince's decline." He'd have to be batshit crazy or in the early stages of dementia to think the XFL is viable to invest in again.

 

If it ends up being true maybe they would show the original ones on the network.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:10 AM

 

I really think this is going to end up being a bullshit rumor and it will turn out that Vince just wants to invest in a legit sports team or something.

 

If not, this will mark the beginning of what people in later years will refer to as "Vince's decline." He'd have to be batshit crazy or in the early stages of dementia to think the XFL is viable to invest in again.

 

If it ends up being true maybe they would show the original ones on the network.

 

 

If they thought out of order regional rasslin' uploads did poor numbers, those would seem gigantic in comparison to what they'd get for old XFL games.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:49 AM

You have to wonder if hes got support from the top on this.

Maybe he'll get an SBA loan.



#28 El-P

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:55 AM

Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson contemplates running for president in 2024... Yeah, this has to be April 1st.



#29 Sean Liska

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 12:04 PM

I'm curious how this new company would affect WWE. If Vince does make several investments in pro sports and other entertainment, would he manage that company while handling 5 hours of WWE TV a week and everything else a CEO of a billion-dollar company does? Would he step back from creative a bit and give HHH a leash? I could see him doing it for a few weeks before snapping, at least.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 12:38 PM

I love football just as much as wrestling. With that being said I sure hope this isn't true. Just no. I don't want to see that train wreck again.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:05 PM

This seems like a pretty naked attempt to profit from political divisions to me. Trump, who hates the NFL, will be more than happy to help his good friend by talking about his football league on Twitter, and it'll become alt-right football and take a front seat in the culture wars, or at least that's the idea. Sylvester McMonkey McMahon.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:37 PM

The thing about that is particpation rates in youth football is slowly declining, and more and more folks are uneasy with watching what essentially is concussionball on TV at the levels they used to, but somehow a Certain Segment has decided it's all the fault of black guys kneeling. 

 

Plus there's also still the reason the XFL folded in the first place: for all the bells and whistles they came up with the play on the field largely sucked.  There's probably some quality players out there not on NFL teams, but it's not likely a new league will be able to afford any of them.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 04:27 PM

I think, at least in theory, it would go beyond football and become a part of identity politics. If someone sees you in an XFL shirt, for example, they'll be able to make certain assumptions. Think MAGA hat 2.0.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 05:08 PM

I think, at least in theory, it would go beyond football and become a part of identity politics. If someone sees you in an XFL shirt, for example, they'll be able to make certain assumptions. Think MAGA hat 2.0.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:13 PM

I think, at least in theory, it would go beyond football and become a part of identity politics. If someone sees you in an XFL shirt, for example, they'll be able to make certain assumptions. Think MAGA hat 2.0.

 

This is a great point and surely, the more savvy board members of WWE will be resistant to it? I know for a fact that a Mr. Levesque will see a massive opportunity stemming from this, if everything pans out how people are expecting.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:43 PM


I think, at least in theory, it would go beyond football and become a part of identity politics. If someone sees you in an XFL shirt, for example, they'll be able to make certain assumptions. Think MAGA hat 2.0.

 
This is a great point and surely, the more savvy board members of WWE will be resistant to it? I know for a fact that a Mr. Levesque will see a massive opportunity stemming from this, if everything pans out how people are expecting.
Theres probably money in it though.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:21 PM

 

This is a great point and surely, the more savvy board members of WWE will be resistant to it? I know for a fact that a Mr. Levesque will see a massive opportunity stemming from this, if everything pans out how people are expecting.

 

That if Vince falls on his face with this again, it'll be more than enough ammunition to future endeavor him?



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:02 PM

Lots of interesting side stories here

Due to them working together now something tells me .ESPN will be more supportive this time when they treated the XFL like a joke back in 2001. It's still going to take a massive pr plan to not have this treated with dismissive glee by the general media. But again they will have espn on their side which is huge.

And yeah with Vince distracted from the core product this is going to be Hunter's chance to basically steer the ship creatively. And from the sound of it this will happen in the heart of mania season

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:03 PM

He should bring back the World Bodybuilding Federation while he's at it.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:05 PM

ESPN also has not covered this story yet.




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