Bloomberg Law
Jan. 17, 2020, 6:44 PM

WWE Says Confidentiality Is Sticking Point in XFL Records Case

Mike Leonard
Mike Leonard
Legal Reporter

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. asked a Delaware judge Friday to make confidential—and then throw out—an investor lawsuit seeking records to probe whether chairman Vince McMahon is diverting resources as part of his bid to revive the XFL.

McMahon originally founded the XFL in 2001, with the goal of capturing a restless football audience during the National Football League’s offseason. One of its selling points was that it encouraged a rougher play style by dropping many safety rules, especially during punts and kickoffs.

The league, co-owned by the WWE and NBC, failed after a single season. But McMahon announced in 2018 ...