WWE’s McMahon to Launch New Pro Football League

Announcement planned for Thursday afternoon
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WWE chair Vince McMahon is going to make another attempt at tackling the pro football business.

McMahon, whose XFL — a joint venture with NBC — lasted one season in 2001, has scheduled a “major sports announcement” for Thursday afternoon.

There have been reports that McMahon will start a new league in 2020. It is unclear where games would be broadcast.

He has made filings with the SEC saying he plans to sell $100 million in WWE stock to fund Alpha Entertainment, a company formed to make investments including professional football.

Alpha Entertainment has filed a trademark application for the XFL name, but it is not clear whether that will be the name of the new league.

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