In the XFL termination case, Oliver Luck and Vince McMahon come to an agreement
Oliver Luck, a former commissioner of the XFL, and Vince McMahon, a former owner of the WWE, reached a settlement in a wrongful termination case Luck filed in 2020.
Before the XFL was closed due to the result of COVID-19, Luck had been seeking the $22.8 million he claimed was owed to him over the remaining years of his contract. McMahon claimed that he dismissed Luck for valid reason and noted the acquisition of wide receiver Antonio Callaway. He also accused Luck of quitting his job in the days following the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
The trial for Luck’s lawsuit against McMahon was set for the following month. The settlement’s specifics weren’t made public. However, McMahon’s argument suffered a setback in February when the judge in charge of the case dismissed all of McMahon’s justifications for not paying Luck except from his hiring of Callaway. According to McMahon, Luck hired Callaway against his will.
Shortly after the halt, the XFL filed for bankruptcy. The celebrity and former professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson, his ex-wife and business manager Dany Garcia, and their partner RedBird Capital then bought the XFL for $15 million in August of the same year.
When the XFL resumes play on February 18, 2023, with a 40-game schedule this season as well as three playoff games—two semifinals and a championship match—the Walt Disney Company and ESPN just struck an exclusive multiyear arrangement to broadcast the league’s regular season and playoff games.
The tournaments will be broadcast on Disney networks like ABC, FX, and ESPN+ in addition to ESPN networks.