As noted, Vince McMahon made the blockbuster announcement yesterday that the XFL will be returning in 2020.
During a conference call to make the announcement, McMahon noted he is currently looking into various ways of airing the XFL, including social platforms, television and more.
When the XFL first launched in 2001, the league aired on NBC, as Vince teamed up with Dick Ebersol, then-President of NBC Sports, for the project.
On the most recent edition of Wrestling Observer Live, Dave Meltzer speculated NBC will not be an option for the returning XFL as the network currently carries the NFL. Meltzer added network television could be a tough get for The XFL as all of the major networks such as ABC, CBS, and FOX all carry the NFL.
“Tickets for everything are way up, so there are avenues for revenue there, and there are avenues for revenue from different broadcaster platforms,” said Meltzer. “But [Vince] doesn’t have an NBC out there because every [network]has NFL. Maybe one of these networks will want to do something because the value of live sports has increased.”
Vince is looking at all options for airing the #XFL, not just TV. That could include via social platforms, etc. No TV deal has been made as of now, and talks have yet to begin. There is interest in traditional networks and a “lot of areas”.
— ProWrestling.com (@pw_dotcom) January 25, 2018
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Interesting WWE Championship Statistic
The WWE Stats & Info Twitter account has released the following statistic:
The inaugural @WWE Champion was ‘Nature Boy’ Buddy Rogers, who won the title on April 25, 1963.
Today – January 26, 2018 – marks the 20,000th day in the history of the #WWE Championship.
— WWE Stats & Info (@WWEStats) January 26, 2018
WrestleMania Axxess Ticket On-Sale Date
WWE has Tweeted the following, announcing the ticket on-sale date for the WrestleMania 34 VIP Axxess events. You can check out the complete VIP Axxess talent signing schedule at this link.
Get ready for the return of @WrestleMania #Axxess! Don’t miss your chance to be part of this incredible experience in New Orleans, as tickets go on sale Saturday, February 3 at 11 AM ET! https://t.co/xiFNpos8G4
— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) January 26, 2018
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