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Vince McMahon's XFL to kick off in 2020, will you watch?

Vince McMahon's XFL to kick off in 2020, will you watch?

The announcement of the return of the XFL is now sparking speculation about pro football returning to St. Louis.

Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO, announced Thursday afternoon the XFL will kick off (again) in 2020.

McMahon is back in charge, pumping $100 million into the XFL through his new private entity, Alpha Entertainment.

"I wanted to do this since the day we stopped the other one", McMahon told ESPN.com's Darren Rovell. Its first season will have eight teams around the country playing a 10-week schedule.

McMahon said being the only owner of all of the teams will allow him to do whatever he wants.

The process can go in various directions, from large markets that have National Football League teams (like NY, L.A., or Chicago) to cities that lost National Football League teams (like St. Louis, San Diego, or eventually Oakland) to cities that have been linked to the National Football League (like San Antonio). He wants to get the game over with in two hours.

Singh, who played for the Los Angeles Xtreme, says the XFL did plenty of silly things to hurt its credibility.

Both he and McCallum spoke Thursday to the CBC about their time in the XFL, and shared their thoughts on the new league.

Can't get enough professional football?

This could be a gimmick-free XFL, perhaps without nicknames such as Rod Smart's "He Hate Me" stitched on the back of his uniform.

But when McMahon was asked specifically about hiring the former San Francisco 49er second-string quarterback, the re-minted football league boss said he absolutely would consider giving Kaepernick a shot, NESN reported.

As the National Football League continues to be plagued by controversies over anti-American protests and a steady loss of TV viewers as well as fans in the stands, it might seem a natural opportunity for a resurgent XFL.

McMahon said he is the sole funding source for the league, which is slated to begin in January 2020. "And nothing to do with social issues, either".

He went on to put football fan's fears to bed by saying there would be no crossover between the WWE and the new XFL. Another issue is where do you get good officials from?

"We're going to listen to medical experts and heed their advice", McMahon said.

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