WWE’s Vince McMahon set to make ‘major sports announcement’

WWE’s Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon is making what the wrestling organization is calling a “major sports announcement” today at 3 p.m.

McMahon is expected to make the announcement under the banner of his new enterprise, Alpha Entertainment, WWE announced on its website.

ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported McMahon is planning to announce that he will make another attempt at starting a professional football league.

Adam Silverstein of CBSSports.com reports the league will be called the XFL and is not expected to start play until 2020.

This will be McMahon’s second attempt at pro football.

The original version of XFL's only season took place in 2001, when it debuted to big ratings that steadily declined.

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Word of a potential return of the XFL was first reported in December.