Vince McMahon sells $100 million of WWE stock as XFL reboot plan continues
WFL - failed
USFL - failed
CFL USA - failed
UFL - failed
WLAF (backed by the NFL itself) - failed
NFL Europe (backed by the NFL itself) - failed
XFL - failed
And, more or less, various attempts over the years to capture more time slots by the NFL itself, including the current Thursday night deal, have been met with nothing more than a tepid response.
People always say they want "more football". Until they are given it.
That must be it.
The difference between the last time they did XFL and now? Online streaming. They need to keep it going for 5-10 years to give it a good chance as it may take time to get acceptance and an audience. I would welcome it. There is a new generation that may like it in today's age. Plus look at some of the rule changes and flags on plays that have been established since then. Didn't the XFL have few/no rules like that?
If McMahon can relaunches the XFL it will be interesting to see if Trump or anyone for matter can relaunch the USFL. Actually I prefer watching the USFL over XFL anytime.