Earlier this week the XFL revealed their long anticipated, but mainly expected, broadcast partnership with ESPN and the Walt Disney Company. The package will see the leagues games aired exclusively on ABC, ESPN and FX for the next 5-years.
Since then, we’ve also started to see the XFL’s plans take shape. First co-owner Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson eluded to the league having their franchises play in their respective markets next year. This effectively shut down the rumors that the XFL may use a hub model for its return.
This doesn’t mean that the XFL will not be in DC, but if they are then they’re getting a new name.
The naming has become quite the topic of discussion online. With a few of the cities confirmed to be returning, many had wondered if the new XFL ownership group would carry over any of the existing team names, or start from scratch. I think it’s a stretch to think that all of the teams will receive a makeover, but we’re definitely going to see a few.
If the Roughnecks moniker does make a return to Houston, their a prime case where they’ll need a new look. This could also be the case in DC.
The league has definitely started their ramp up towards their 2023 season, so it’s likely we’ll get more news on this front in the near future.
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