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Jonathan Coachman says ESPN is making a documentary on Vince McMahon's XFL

In a recent appearance on Jim Ross' Ross Report podcast, SportsCenter host and former WWE announcer Jonathan Coachman revealed an interesting tidbit - ESPN is working on an edition of their 30 for 30 series focused on the XFL.

30 for 30 is the family of Disney-owned networks' catch-all title for the documentaries they produce on people and events from the world of sports. The work ESPN has been doing with Ric Flair is also part of the series.

The XFL was Vince McMahon's attempt to become a competitor to the National Football League (NFL). A 50/50 partnership between WWE (then WWF) and NBC, the XFL featured eight teams, all owned by the league, competing in the Spring after the NFL's season-ending Super Bowl.

It failed to attract viewers, lost money and folded after one year in 2001. Vince McMahon has referred to it as a "colossal failure".

Seems like perfect fodder for 30 for 30, and an interesting part of the growing partnership between WWE and ESPN.

No word on scheduled completion or air date, but we'll keep you posted.

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