It appears that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has ended the XFL.
Two months and two days after the league hosted its first game, the XFL informed employees on Friday that it was ceasing operations and layed off nearly every employee. As of now there is no plans to return in 2021.
It’s a shame, because XFL 2.0 was a quality product that dwarfed its original version and served as a reasonably interesting alternative to the NFL for football fans. The difference was clear from the very first game that bright Saturday in February in the nations capital, where the DC Defenders defeated the Seattle Dragons withe the support of a large raucous crowd
. Well remember Houston Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker, who probably would have been the league MVP and is now with the Carolina Panthers in the NFL. Well remember the St. Louis Battlehawks, who exceeded expectations and temporarily satisfied the hunger of a football starved city. Well remember Bob Stoops, who left retirement for his first professional opportunity, coaching the Dallas Renegades. The XFL knew what it needed to be.
Sources: ESPN and USA Today