XFL Shop Goes Dark After Potential Team Name Leak

XFL Shop Goes Dark After Potential Team Name Leak

Yesterday (Late Thurdsay/Early Friday) we reported that the XFL Shop seemingly revealed the upcoming XFL team names. It wasn’t too long after the report came out that the XFL Shop was scrubbed of all of the references.

Interestlingly enough, the XFL posted a new job listing yesterday afternoon for a website director. It’s unclear if the two incidents are related, but it definitely feels like it may be.

Fast forward to late-afternoon and the XFL Shop is once again behind password protection.

Prior to cleaning up the work being done in the background, the XFL Shop potentially gave us an early peak at the upcoming team names.

  • Arlington Renegades
  • DC Defenders
  • Orlando Guardians
  • Houston Roughnecks
  • San Antonio Brahmas
  • Seattle Sea Dragons
  • St. Louis BattleHawks
  • Vegas Vipers

Looking at the names, we see an interesting mix.

First, it would make sense that the league would give the Renegades moniker to Arlington as theyre serving as a partial hub in 2023. With New York out of the mix, Orlando looks to be inheriting the Guardians name.

Many hoped Vegas would see a return of the Outlaws, but with the USFL owning the trademark we’re seeing the former Tampa Bay Vipers move to the desert.

DC, Houston and St. Louis will regain their team names, but Seattle looks to be receiving a slight makeover. The Shop displayed both Seattle Dragons and Seattle Sea Dragons, which has drawn a few eyebrow raises.

Lastly, and possibly the most controversial of all, the San Antonio Brahmas. XFL co-owner Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has used the nickname ‘Brahma Bull’ in the past, and it looks like he’s potentially incorporating it into his new league.

The XFL is hosting various happy hour events next week, presumably after the big announcement is official. So, we should know if these are the final XFL team names in short order.

What are your thoughts on the possible team name leak? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below or join the conversation on Discord.

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  1. “Many hoped Vegas would see a return of the Outlaws, but with the USFL owning the trademark we’re seeing the former”
    That’s the ARIZONA Outlaws, not the LAS VEGAS Outlaws! As long as Vegas doesn’t use the Arizona logos, then they can call themselves the Outlaws the same way why Vancouver has a CFL team called the Lions even though Detroit had the name first.

  2. Seattle Sea Dragons=Well, the Seahawks are in a rebuilding phase, Krakens hockey is still in the expansion phase, if they draft well, they could capitalize on the opportunity.
    Las Vegas Vipers=Total fail! Las Vegas Raiders and Golden Knights hockey is going to destroy this team at the box office! At least they might have a better chance with Outlaws even though the odds are still against them.
    San Antonio Brahmas=Lucky break they ain’t called the Wildcats. Somebody thinks Stampede would be a better name. True, but I bet they wish they could get their old CFL name, the Texans back since they know that Houston wants the Oilers name back. But since Bud Adams daughters are c–ts like him…
    Arlington Renegades=Very good of the city to make sure they ain’t called Dallas like their other team, the Cowboys…too bad the Cowboys will continue to slaughter the Renegades at the box office in addition to Mavericks basketball and Stars hockey.
    Houston Roughnecks=Speaking of the Adam c–ts, thanks to them, this team is forced to change their logos. The good news: Texans sucks, Gamblers suck, Rockets basketball MEGA sucks. The bad news: The Roughnecks 2020 roster will NOT return, thus making it possible for a THIRD Houston football team to suck like the other two! Oh, and Astros baseball continues to stomp those that get in their way!
    St. Louis BattleHawks=The only one they got right. Unfortunately, like the Roughnecks, they will have a new roster that might turn out to be as bad as the Bill Bidwell St. Louis Cardinals!
    D.C. Defenders=Hmm…I could have sworn that Dan Snyder acquired this name for his Commanders (the main reason for why San Antonio is changing their name). Anyway, the good news is that Snyder continues to ruin the Commanders and thus once again, the Defenders have a chance to capitalize if they draft well.
    Orlando Guardians=WTF?! Seeing how popular this name was in New Jersey football and in Cleveland baseball, you think Orlando is going to embrace this name over Rage and Apollos!?! Orlando is easily the worst place of the three to have the Guardians name!

  3. I have read that the NY and LA teams may be revisited when and if the XFL expands, the reason for this is the cost of operating in the NY and LA markets.

  4. Rather oh-hum names overall, nothing really stands out. Why not the Vegas Posse (old CFL team?) What is it with Seattle and the word ‘sea’ Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Seadragons, Seattle Sea-this, Seattle Sea-that, one would think Seattle was the only American city that was on the coast.
    Why Arlington? Jerry Jones wouldn’t allow ‘Dallas’ to be used? Why not use the other city, Fort Worth?

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