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Old 03-23-2008, 04:39 PM   #9
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I think NBC agreed to partner with McMahon because he had the cash to back it up. So many of these new teams/leagues collapse because there are a ton of unforeseen expenses that these guys aren't prepared for; one goes down, then another, and soon there's a domino effect because the other owners can't hold themselves and others up. With McMahon's XFL, he owned everything from the start and had more than enough to cover the surprise expenses.

No doubt NBC looked at the WWF (as it was then known) and said "If a guy could become unimaginably rich marketing this foolish crap, just think what he can do with a sport that's actually respectable!"
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