Ding Dong the McMahon dream is dead.
Corona has claimed another sports victim, and this time it was the XFL.
The XFL was thought to be a much bigger and improved version of the AAF and was actually starting to see some uptick in viewership and fanbase, but like any sport in this new world, the weight was too much.
There was quite a bit of pomp and ceremony as the league was announced, and the TV rating rivalled that of NBA games. Like any sport in the first year, you are defined by how the season is reflected upon, and this was just a brutal end to a ceremonial start.
Much like Vince McMahon himself, the game was loud, brash, and admired by middle class America.
With shots of fans using beer luges with their cups, or the viscera trash-talking on the field, and scantily clad cheerleaders drew fans in after an exciting NFL season.
As corona spread across the USA, it was too risky to keep showing the games, and eventually chapter 11 caught up with the the league. It is dead, done and dusted.
Not even The Undertaker is willing to be associated with it now.
Vince and his family were able to convince Florida legislators that the WWE was an ‘essential service’, you wonder if her tried that with Trump as well.
Farewell XFL, we barely knew you.