It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything official from the XFL.
The XFL was forced into bankruptcy shortly after it was had to suspend its inaugural season due to COVID. Up until then, things had been going very smooth for the league. I’d go as far to say that it exceeded many peoples expectations.
Vince McMahon’s loss ended up being another’s potential win. In August of 2020 it was revealed that the XFL was purchased for $15M by Dany Garcia, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and RedBird Capital. Shortly after the news broke and the trademarks were transferred, the league stated they would return in 2022.
Fast forward to 2021.
Earlier this year the football world was rocked by the news that the CFL and XFL announced they were talking about forming a business partnership. After many months of speculation, the two decided it wasn’t the right time to work together. That being said, they left the door open to pick up talks in the future.
When we learned that the two would go their separate ways we also learned that the XFL would officially be postponing their return to 2023.
Naturally, this left a lot of fans upset and worried that the league they loved may not ever return.
Yesterday, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale (RedBird Capital Founder) spoke at Sportico’s Invest in Sports event. When the news started making the rounds, many XFL fans were hopeful that we may get some insight into the league.
.@DanyGarciaCo, part-owner of the @XFL pushes to think bigger. Don’t just own a sports team, own the league.
This is how you Invest in Sports.
Watch: https://t.co/zgmBRAWp8y pic.twitter.com/sndHgzf92y
— Sportico (@Sportico) October 28, 2021
Although there wasn’t anything notable in regards to the return of the league, we did get a hint that news is coming in the next few months. In response to a question on this very subject Cardinale said:
You’ll be hearing from us with an increasing crescendo in the next many months because we’re getting ready to start debuting some of the things that we’ve been working on”
As we know, the XFL ownership group has been in many locked door meetings over the last year and change. So far they’ve been very good at keeping everything under wraps, but it sounds like we’re finally going to start hearing some news.
We understand that some fans are anxious for some information, but if we look back at 2020 were still kind of on track. It wasn’t until roughly a year before kickoff before we really started hearing anything of importance. Now, if we still don’t have anything more than what we have now in October of 2022, then I’d be concerned.
All in all, this is actually for the better. When we look at the graveyard of past spring leagues, they all usually have one thing in common; lack of planning. One thing that you can’t fault the new XFL ownership for is exactly that. They know they need to take their time to ensure that they can keep the magic that we say in the first half of the XFL’s 2020 season.
When do you think we’ll hear news from the XFL? What do you think they’ll announce first? Let us know down in the comments below or join the conversation on Discord.