The XFL officially revealed all eight team names and logos, getting one major task out of the way as they prepare for the 2020 relaunch next February.
Now, it's time for Vince McMahon and other XFL officials to start planning the festivities for the XFL relaunch. According to WWE insider Brad Shepard, wrestling icon and Texas native 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin will be invited to the Dallas Renegades' first XFL game.
Austin is an admitted Dallas Cowboys fan, so you can bet that he'll be supporting the XFL team as well. The schedule for the 2020 XFL season hasn't been released yet, but if time permits, Austin would probably love the chance to rally on the Renegades in their inaugural game.
The Renegades will be playing their home games at Globe Life Park in Arlington - the same city where the Cowboys play. The venue is also home to the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball.
The XFL season is scheduled to take Place on Feb. 8 2020 - a week after the NFL campaign concludes with Super Bowl LIV in Miami. The games for the first week of the 2020 XFL have yet to be announced.
Aside from the Mavericks, the XFL Western Conference will also consist of the Houston Roughnecks, Los Angeles Wildcats and Seattle Dragons. The Eastern Conference will be home to the DC Defenders, New York Guardians, St. Louis BattleHawks and Tampa Bay Vipers.
Austin doesn't make too many appearances in the WWE these days, although he was present for the the Monday Night Raw reunion episode on July 22. Given his ties to the state of Texas - and his long-term loyalty to the Cowboys - it would be quite fitting and special if Austin could be present for the Renegades' first game.
What This Means
McMahon and XFL officials will probably want to bring as many special guests as possible for the first week(s) of the 2020 season. Perhaps they'll invite other WWE legends and superstars to other XFL games. Randy Orton, a St. Louis native, deserves an invitation to the BattleHawks game. Might Hulk Hogan get the invite to support his local Vipers? Maybe Daniel Bryan will receive an offer to cheer on the local Dragons, too.