While it might be nothing, rumours have started to circulate that Vince McMahon, owner of World Wrestling Entertainment, may be relaunching the football league.

McMahnon recently established and is solely funding a personal entity away from the WWE called Alpha Entertainment which will explore investment opportunities across the sports and entertainment settings. That includes football.

The XFL was founded in 1999 and played its one and only season in 2001 with eight teams, split into two divisions and was a joint venture between then then World Wrestling Federation and NBC. The XFL was conceived as an outdoor football league that would run its season during the NFL’s off-season and promoted as having fewer rules and encouraging rougher play.

Depending on what you believe has been the downfall of the NFL viewership as of late, a revival of the XFL could make a push to gain viewership from the decline of the premier league’s decline.

While the XFL didn’t take player safety into too much concern in the inaugural season with the rougher play, they did do some things right. Some of those included allowing players to have nicknames on their jerseys, having the “sky cam” and changing how the point-after to an offensive play instead of a kick.

The league reportedly lost around $70 million in its single season before folding its operations. The football was poor and with the partnership with the WWF (now WWE) some felt the outcomes were predetermined like professional wrestling. It just didn’t come to be the football fans wanted to see.

So, would a relaunch of the XFL be a good thing?

Yes, it could be. It is something to watch. There are some big named Americans that want to see a professional football league that gets back to the rough, tough and violent action of old. This would be it.

With Mr. McMahon at the helm there might be no chance that this doesn’t take off if announced in the next few months. If so, whatcha gonna do when the XFL comes to you? Over the next few months we will probably find smell what McMahon is cooking up.

What are your thoughts on McMahon bringing back the XFL? Is it best for business, or will it flop once again? Let us know in the comment section below.