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XFL files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after suspending operations

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The XFL has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, making the move on the first business day after the spring-season American football league suspended operations and fired virtually all its staff.

The XFL canceled the reminder of its inaugural season last month due to the global Covid-19 pandemic and initially committed to returning to 2021. The suspension of all league operations and subsequent bankruptcy filing, however, make it all but certain the XFL will not return, at least under the auspices of World Wrestling Entertainment chairman and league majority owner Vince McMahon.

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