WWE’s Vince McMahon to Revive XFL in 2020 The WWE founder made the announcement at a press conference Thursday. The XFL was originally launched in 2001 and lasted only one season after struggling to meeting attendance and ratings expectations. saying “I wanted to do this since the day we stopped the other one…” Vince McMahon, WWE founder The XFL will restart in 2020 and its first season will have eight teams around the country playing a 10-week schedule. McMahon sold $100 million in WWE stock to fund Alpha Entertainment — a company he formed — last month to make investments that included “professional football.”