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Forbes says this new league will launch in 2020. Sports fans who remember the start of this millennium may recall McMahon's ill-fated XFL, which was supposed to be a serious competitor to the NFL. Given all the changes, McMahon considered launching the league under a different name, but ultimately decided that the XFL's brand equity was still strong and enough time had passed since its '01 season.

ESPN also reported that McMahon and Alpha filed for five trademarks related to the XFL on December 16. "No, we've been thinking about bringing the XFL back for many years".

"We want really good football", McMahon.

He said he will be bringing in executives who understand the game to set up the league and that he will retain his current responsibilities at WWE.

The league is slated to kick off in 2020 and will consist of eight teams, 40-man rosters, and 10 weeks of regular season play, leading to two semifinals and a championship game. McMahon said even that legacy from the '01 XFL is up for debate. No cities or TV partners were named.

They will announce the cities for the teams at a later date and indicated that they still don't know the exact cities yet. That was the WWE-fied National Football League alternative that folded after just one season and lost tons of money for both Vince's WWE and partner NBC.

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(Left) A general view of a Los Angeles Xtreme cheerleader performing on the big video monitor before the game against the Chicago Enforcers at the L.A. Coliseum in 2001.

McMahon stopped short of naming potential markets for XFL teams, saying it was too early to name potential markets. XFL salaries have yet to be decided, though players will be paid more to win.

As far as the length of the game, Vince says he's gunning for 2-hour games.

"The filings seek to trademark the XFL as a professional football league and also cover merchandise related to the league". The XFL's most famous player is Rod Smart, a player known for years only by his nickname "He Hate Me".

Vince McMahon is expected to announce an XFL revival. When asked specifically about the national anthem, McMahon said that there would be rules about the national anthem that would be very clear to the players in the new league. "And nothing to do with social issues, either". "The new XFL is an exciting opportunity to reimagine America's favorite sport".

Among McMahon's weird proclamations today: The players of this league will have "no criminality" among them, because character is as important as talent, and the league will somehow both reduce penalties and play clock stoppage while INCREASING player safety.