WWE Reportedly Contacts Former WrestleMania Host City About Creating an XFL Team
According to The Orlando Sentinel, Vince McMahon and the XFL have reached out to former WrestleMania host city Orlando about bringing an XFL team to the city.
The report notes Allen Johnson, executive director of Orlando’s venues, told the Sentinel the XFL is interested in bringing a team to Camping World Stadium.
The timing of the news is interesting, as it comes on the heels of last month’s announcement that the Alliance of American Football will be bringing a team to UFC’s Spectrum Stadium, and the team will be coached by Florida Gators legend Steve Spurrier.
Johnson confirmed that Orlando recently received a call from John Saboor, the WWE’s senior vice president of special events and former CEO of the Central Florida Sports Commission, about the possibility of Orlando getting an XFL team.
“We were told that there is preliminary, high-level interest in Orlando and they would get back to us at a later date,” Johnson said. “They did mention in the call that they were aware of the other league (the Alliance) and felt that the Orlando market could support two teams.”
On Orlando’s interest in having an XFL, or possibly two pro football teams with the inclusion of the Alliance team, Johnson had the following to say:
“We’re always excited about events that we can add to the great variety of events that we already have at Camping World Stadium. The XFL would be a welcome addition.”