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Big Boss Man
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Re: XFL Thread

Post by Big Boss Man » Tue May 07, 2019 6:47 pm

Considering he's spent around $300m+ on this new XFL and is only get $17.2m back in TV rights,so he's going to lose a ton of money here.
I can't see ad sales, ticket sales, merch etc filling the void so it will be profitable. Maybe once the infrastructure is in place and it is successful things might pick up.

Vince is getting a billion for SmackDown but that's over 5 years and if the ratings plummet then that TV deal might be in jeopardy. I get he wants to avenge his loss, but if that's the case, he'll bring back the WBF, the World restaurant, WWEs record label etc. His core business is wrestling and that's what he should focus all his energy on.

This XFL 2.0 vanity project is a big mistake considering there's no real money on the table in comparison to what he's already spent.

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Re: XFL Thread

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Tue May 07, 2019 7:07 pm

He's hoping it rates well in the first season so then he can get money in future seasons.

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Re: XFL Thread

Post by Bandit » Tue May 07, 2019 9:29 pm

The estimate is they will lose a minimum of $115 million a year. Vince lost $75 million on the 2001 version (he split the cost with NBC. And with adjustment for inflation that's now $107 million.) But he's much richer than in 2001.

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