The younger generation probably won’t know what the XFL was…The XFL, a $100 million joint venture between the World Wrestling Federation and NBC, billed itself as the anti-NFL — a working man’s football league with hard hits, hard-bodied cheerleaders and hard-working players earning salaries of $35,000 to $50,000 plus bonuses for winning games.
But, it didn’t work. Viewers could never get into a football league that was not the NFL. No matter the alternative tactics, nick-names on the back of jersey’s…Viewers just could not grasp the WWF coming to football how football could merge to the WWF. Viewership and ratings dropped and the XFL flopped.
But now a comeback>
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 25, 2018