-

Vince McMahon’s XFL suspends operations and terminates all employees

ESPN’s Field Yates reported today that during a conference call with XFL employees, the league’s COO Jeffery Pollock notified them that they are suspending operations and all employees are being terminated.

Vince McMahon announced the return of the XFL two years ago and the league started in February after McMahon pumped over $100 million of his own money into it. Just like all other sports, the XFL had to stop mid-season due to the coronavirus pandemic and it looks like it will not be revived for a second season, with the new XFL suffering the same fate of the first one.

XFL promised to be back for a second season when the league stopped but that is now completely out of the window and there are no plans for a restart. The league has also opted to pay all its employees and players the money they’re owed for what was remaining for the 2020 season.

While they were airing on FOX, FS1, FS2, ABC, ESPN, and ESPN 2, the league did not get any money from television rights. Viewership for the first week averaged 3.1 million, but by the fourth week the average dropped to 1.4 million.

Colin Vassallo
Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

Stories you might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

LATEST NEWS

Double or Nothing 2022 to air in select theaters across the United States

Double or Nothing, the upcoming AEW pay-per-view this weekend, will be screened at select theaters around the country in...

Pat McAfee talks about his reaction from the Sasha/Naomi suspension announcement

Smackdown color commentator Pat McAfee addressed the Sasha Banks and Naomi segment from Smackdown this past Friday where Michael...

Types of online casino bonuses

The range of games available is what makes online casinos so popular. But unfortunately, that is their ace in...
sports betting site betway