i kind of missed this news, but oh well. Don't know much about XFL, but a lot of businesses are going to fail now, and eventually new ones will emerge. rough times ahead.
It's completely retarded. This forum was already dying (at least from what I've seen, not as active as years ago) and this retarded overlay will just speed up that process.I don't get why so many people are against the new layout it's not offensive in any way. I also pay little attention to it anyway.
I disagree. AEW got a very good tv deal (Raw/SD 2014-19 tv money) for pro wrestling quickly. No question in my mind xfl was getting decent tv deal at the end of the year for a more in demand sport. Their numbers on ESPN2 and FS1 were good even and both those are much weaker than TNT.Everybody in the world except Vince knew XFL was never going to succeed. All this pandemic did was save Vince and others a lot of time and (failed) effort from trying to make it a success.
McMahon will just have to accept that the only thing he's gifted at is being a wrestling promoter.
NFL BOG vets ownership groups - IIRC Vince was rejected before and that's why he tried the XFL the first time. Trump was rejected as well IIRC - tried to buy the Buffalo Bills, which is why he sticks it to the NFL.McMahon should have just saved the money from the two XFL attempts and just bought majority ownership in a NFL team when the opportunity arose. Vince is rich but he isn’t rich in comparison to some of the richest people in the world that have $10s of billions of dollars. A gamble like this where he had possibly hundreds of millions invested or set aside for capital would be a pretty sizable chunk of his net worth.
Yeah, but you know how economy works because you work at a tyre shop. Your owner can take his millions and "Go Galt" all the friggin wants. Economy is supply and demand. Period. If there is a demand for the product somebody else will step up and supply it. And they might not be some entitled rich asshole to work for because they'll be starting out and have to depend and rely on employees and treat them right and compensate them fairly. This owner won' take his millions and retire because it's never enough for these millionaires - they want to be billionaires and then billionaires want more billions and they'll screw over every worker and little guy for their next penny towards it. You believe this guy continued to run the business out of the goodness of his heart and only now decides - Hey I have enough money to retire?Anyone who finds ANY kind of enjoyment in this venture failing is a pos. They clearly cannot comprehend how economy works in general I believe.
I work for one of the 3 largest Speciality tyre importers in South Africa, and our yearly revenue is around the US$30 Million mark, and guess what: Our CEO is an absolute insincere asshole, however, no matter how I feel about him, and our company is in serious trouble and 170 people stand to lose their jobs, as we're in a position where our lockdown has been extended as it has proven greatly effective in spreading COVID, which leaves our company without the ability to generate an income for over a month, with multiple containers worth of stock ordered 2 weeks in advance of our Lockdown in South Africa which need to be paid for now, along with other contracted expenses such as rental of various premises and warehouses etc that still need to be paid even if we don't trade. This also coupled with the fact that alot of our clients have stopped paying their accounts, and others informing us that they are applying for business rescue on order to try and salvage their companies.
Our Cash flow has been impacted to unprecedented levels and my livelyhood is on the line. I absolutely feel for these XFL employees and yes, even VKM. Our CEO, whom is also a majority shareholder told me himself that if our company folds, he won't take part in another venture and simply take whatever is left of his fortune and retire with his family at the age of 48, as he has enough wealth to never have to work again in the first place. How many other millionaires and billionaires are going to do the same, where they end up just wanting to preserve their own wealth ?
Without the two billion dollar tv deals they aren't offering big new deals.Vince McMahon puts how many wrestling companies out of business? Vince McMahon is still trying to kill AEW with direct moves against it to stifle it - gee, I'm sure he's concerned about all those workers. Funny how he can all of a sudden afford to offer his wrestlers more time off, double their pay and give 5 yr contracts when he finally got some competition. So he could have did that before but instead wanted to pocket that money for himself.
I disagree. The NFL desperately needs a minor league for the development of key positions, such as quarterbacks. The lack of practice time under the current CBA is destroying the development of any quarterbacks taken after the second round. NFL Europa used to be a place where lower tier quarterbacks such as Scott Mitchell and Kurt Warner could develop their skills, but it has been gone for over ten years now. The XFL - if it proved to be financially stable - could have been that league. I know that the Alliance for American Football was explicitly aiming to become the NFL's minor league.Shame bout the job losses but this was an obvious failure from the start.
Again that's all fine and good and can understand that people who are used to or looking for more frills and or options probably don't like this new format which has been pointed out to me lack features. I personally don't find this layout/format to be much of an issue as I am only here to talk about wrestling and am not looking for a wealth of options beyond a place to talk about wrestling.It's completely retarded. This forum was already dying (at least from what I've seen, not as active as years ago) and this retarded overlay will just speed up that process.
I don't use this forum as often as before and I am still confused by this layout when i log in, where did half options go?
NFL BOG vets ownership groups - IIRC Vince was rejected before and that's why he tried the XFL the first time. Trump was rejected as well IIRC - tried to buy the Buffalo Bills, which is why he sticks it to the NFL.
Both are not rich enough for NFL ownership and are carny hucksters that would hurt the NFL brand.
Absolutely - It's business. Vince started the XFL to make himself more money, not to create jobs for out of work wannabe football players. Vince started first version of the NFL as competition to NFL because they rejected him as a franchise ownership group because he's a low brow carny.Without the two billion dollar tv deals they aren't offering big new deals.
Pro wrestling is dog eat dog capitalism. The entire goal of Turners WCW was to put Vince out of business. In any business if a new much richer competition entered market they would try to hang on to their employees. If Google entered Shad Khan's business and built factories next door to him surely he would triple wages for his top staff to keep them on board.
AEWs very existence is hurting NJPW and ROH among others. Anthem owners of Impact cancelled NJPW on AXS which will hurt their expansion in the US.
You can’t just buy a stake in an NFL team. Even if you have the money there’s a long process by which the other owners have to approve the purchase AND the buyer.McMahon should have just saved the money from the two XFL attempts and just bought majority ownership in a NFL team when the opportunity arose. Vince is rich but he isn’t rich in comparison to some of the richest people in the world that have $10s of billions of dollars. A gamble like this where he had possibly hundreds of millions invested or set aside for capital would be a pretty sizable chunk of his net worth.
Its not that wierd. People shouldn't be allowed to have billions of dollars to throw around as they please. So yes I had a good chuckle knowing that some of his wealth has been redistributed. The employees will find jobs, they had ones before the league started.I'm not sure that you are following the conversation very well.
I just find it disturbing that people take pleasure in anyone's misfortune regardless of whether or not they are a billionaire. It's just weird.
You're only guaranteed the freedom to do things that don't impede the rights of others.The reaction to this virus has become far worse than the virus itself. I hate how soft society has become. It's like freedom, liberties, and independence don't even matter anymore.
That's nonsense, you could say the same thing about the flu. The flu isn't as bad as this, but it still kills tens of thousands of people a year, but we don't shut down the world economy and give up our freedoms. How come? How come those peoples lives didn't matter? 50 million people die every year, but we shut off the world because of a couple of hundred thousand?You're only guaranteed the freedom to do things that don't impede the rights of others.
Right now walking out your front door could cost someone their life! Not to mention the more people infected, the more chances for it to mutate and become deadly to everyone!
I h ope you're being sarcastic. Do all fans of sports teams love their owners? Do Knicks fans love Jim Dolan? Do Mets fans love the Wilpons? Geez. What a lazy analogy.I like that OP hates Vince McMahon despite being in the WWE section of a Wrestling Forum and having an avatar AND signature of a WWE contracted talent.
50 million people aren't dying from the same cause though. This is only the beginning, and already 100,000+ have died. Millions will have died from Corona by the time a vaccine is ready! Did you just skip over what I wrote about mutations in viruses? Plus, there is a vaccine for flu which EVERYONE is suppossed to get, but at least people at risk can protect themselves. Now nobody has anything. If everyone got sick at once there would be no room in the hospitals and many more would die b/c they can't get treatment. They're already putting people in mass graves on islands in NYC, and things are still going to get worse! In Italy they've been taking ventillators away from anyone over 60 to give to younger people.That's nonsense, you could say the same thing about the flu. The flu isn't as bad as this, but it still kills tens of thousands of people a year, but we don't shut down the world economy and give up our freedoms. How come? How come those peoples lives didn't matter? 50 million people die every year, but we shut off the world because of a couple of hundred thousand?
Holy shit, imagine having this kind of attitude about things. Wow, just gross and pathetic. Nothing would please you more? Keep dreaming..This is fantastic news! . I hope Vince loses 500M dollars or more than half of whatever his net worth is, the WWE goes bankrupt, and everything crashes. Nothing would please me more! Vince deserves it!