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This Was the XFL 

A bold challenge, a fearless experiment and ultimately, a spectacular failure. In 2001, sports entertainment titans Ebersol and McMahon launched the XFL. It was hardly the first time a ... See full summary »

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Charlie Ebersol
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Episode credited cast:
Vince McMahon ... Himself
Bob Costas ... Himself
Dick Ebersol ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shannon Beach Shannon Beach ... Herself
Dick Butkus ... Himself (archive footage)
Jonathan Coachman ... Himself
Basil DeVito Basil DeVito ... Himself
Chemish Fisher Chemish Fisher ... Himself
John Gonzalez John Gonzalez ... Himself
Hulk Hogan ... Himself (archive footage)
Jay Howarth Jay Howarth ... Herself
Dwayne Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)
Jerry Jones
Peter King Peter King ... Himself - Sports Illustrated
Paris Lenon Paris Lenon ... Himself - Memphis Maniacs Linebacker
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A bold challenge, a fearless experiment and ultimately, a spectacular failure. In 2001, sports entertainment titans Ebersol and McMahon launched the XFL. It was hardly the first time a league had tried to compete with the NFL, but the brash audacity of the bid, combined with the personalities and charisma of Ebersol and McMahon and the marketing behemoths of their respective companies - NBC and WWE - captured headlines and a sense of undeniable anticipation about what was to come. Bringing together a cast of characters ranging from the boardrooms of General Electric to the practice fields of Las Vegas, "This Was the XFL" is the tale of - yes - all that went wrong, but also, how the XFL ended up influencing the way professional team sports are broadcast today. And at the center of it all - a decades long friendship between one of the most significant television executives in media history and the one-of-a-kind WWE impresario. This film will explore how Ebersol and McMahon brought the ...

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2 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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