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ESPN debuting XFL edition of '30 for 30' in February

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The story of the XFL will soon be coming to your television screens.

ESPN announced in a press release on Thursday morning that an edition of their 30 for 30 documentary series focusing on the XFL would premiere on February 2nd at 9 p.m. ET. The project -- titled "This was the XFL" -- was previously announced by Jonathan Coachman on an edition of The Ross Report with Jim Ross last May.

It seems that Vince McMahon will be heavily present in the documentary, with ESPN's press release touting that it will feature both McMahon and NBC executive Dick Ebersol. Director by Ebersol's son Charlie, the documentary will focus on McMahon and Ebersol's friendship as they attempted to build the failed football league.

Calling the league a "bold challenge, a fearless experiment and ultimately, a spectacular failure," the press release noted that the documentary will focus not only on the failure of the XFL, but the influence it had on the way that sporting events are broadcast today.

The XFL operated as a collaboration between WWE and NBC for one season in 2001 while losing tens of millions of dollars for both companies.