As the XFL continues to gear up for its return in 2020, it’s reportedly issuing surveys to its fans to get their input on some of the things that they’d like to see when the league begins playing games again for the first time since its initial failed debut in 2001.
Per a report from Wrestling Observer Radio, the survey, which was actually sent out by the WWE, attempts to gain insight on fans’ feelings on things like the lack of a kickoff, a 20-second playclock which could eliminate the need for huddles, and no timeouts.
Other ideas being discussed for the league’s return in 2020 include the following, per the report:
-New helmets will reportedly be used in the XFL with no face guards so fans can see the facial expressions of the players during the game
-Marching bands will be used much like in college football
-“Backstage” locker room videos will be produced to allow fans to see what is happening behind-the-scenes during a game
Fans calling plays might be introduced, as the XFL plans to integrate the fans and social media into the live games as much as possible
As it looks to avoid the mistakes it made the first time around, there are some radical ideas being tossed around here to make the XFL stand out. We will see how many of them actually come to fruition.