I would like to believe five minutes of that conference call was led by Vince McMahon on the line just naming employees and saying “YOU’RE FIRED!” after all of them.
Then the next 5 was just HR talking about severance packages and all that corporatey mumbo jumbo type stuff.
Well the XFL had a good run I guess? I know they said they’re only suspending operations, but this is the nail in the coffin for the XFL, right? At least they can say they owned February. The ratings were already taking a dive even before March Madness and spring sports started. There’s no way you can justify re-opening. Unless of course you offer Trevor Lawrence $20 million for one season. Only way I can see them salvage it. I need Vince to go full ’90s Attitude Era I DON’T GIVE A FUCK! It’s the only way to salvage his precious football league.
Listen, Vince McMahon had lot going for him in his life. He built a Wrestling Entertainment empire, but sports leagues are his kryptonite. Start the first league up in 2000 and everyone complains that the standard of play is terrible and you can’t field teams because everyone’s hurt. Shutdown the league and go back to focusing on PPV’s, tits and ass, and selling action figures. 20 years later he completely revamps the whole thing and actually puts out a product that is watchable. The XFL introduces us to a whole new side of football with sky judge, live sideline interviews with the players, and listening in on challenges. Then a global pandemic happens and he’s forced to close up shop and fire all his employees after he liquidated $500 million in personal shares.
I’ll tell you what, I’m not counting out Vince McMahon to spin this into something. Vince sold his soul to the devil a long time ago. There are some ideas marinating in that brain to re-coup the money he lost. There’s a good chance we have a PPV of a Royal Rumble from VPs down to social media interns fighting for a Money in the Bank briefcase with a severance check. Fight to the death type stuff. I mean this is the same guy who had a public extramarital affair with Trish Stratus for a storyline. I’m pretty sure his wife was in wheelchair with a fake neck injury for like two years and then ended up getting Stunner’d to hell in front of millions.
I wouldn’t be surprised if we have XXXFL with exclusive rights to Pornhub and it’s going to show us all behind the scenes stuff of Trish Stratus, Sabel, Stacey Kiebler and Tory Wilson from the 90s. Ratings Bonanza.
P.S. How about Rovell sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong and absolutely getting a ricochet shot from my DC Defenders. Turd.