XFL, or The Extreme Football League was a phenomenom that swept across the nation for about a year, before they ended it due to it's cost, and violent nature. Vince McMahan, creator of the WWF, wanted to create a competing football league against the more widely known NFL. Audiences failed to watch XFL, and it was ended after one season.
Last Episode01x43 [Championship] San Francisco Demon… Aired: Apr. 21, 2001
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- The league was originally named "Xtreme Football League," but an arena football league with that name was already in development. The "X" didn't stand for anything.
- Vince McMahon created the XFL, a football league intended as an NFL alternative, in 2000. The show was a combination of regular football and WWF-style theatrics. Despite heavy promotion,…
[show]Vince McMahon created the XFL, a football league intended as an NFL alternative, in 2000. The show was a combination of regular football and WWF-style theatrics. Despite heavy promotion, including ads on all of the WWF shows, ratings were low. The show was canceled after 1 season, the league disbanded, and McMahon's company lost $35 million.
- The XFL introduced several concepts later adopted by the NFL, including an overhead camera that zoomed down the field and players introducing themselves.