Interesting. I guess the prosecution probably felt like Hogan back-stabbed them considering his testimony really helped Vince. I am not sure if Vince would have won without Hogan's testimony, but the fact that Hogan was granted immunity certainly helped. I wonder if Vince had known what Hogan was going to say... Either way, lucky break for Vince and WWE considering that it could have finished both. I remember hearing how Vince used to give his wrestlers "extra money" with the mutual understanding that they'd use them for steroids to stay big. This was during the 80's, and it's been said by few wrestlers throughout the years. It wouldn't surprise me if it were true, but clearly it was never proven during the trial. I believe BOTH Hogan and Warrior testified that Vince had never told them to use steroids. There was always Nailz testimony which indirectly helped Vince McMahon because he said, "I hate Vince McMahon" and basically said he'd to anything to get him put away.
On April 29, 1999, the WWF made its return to terrestrial television , airing a special program known as SmackDown! on the fledgling UPN network. The Thursday night show became a weekly series on August 26, 1999—competing directly with WCW's Thursday night program Thunder on TBS . In 2000, the WWF, in collaboration with television network NBC , announced the creation of the XFL , a new professional football league that debuted in 2001.  The league had high ratings for the first few weeks, but initial interest waned and its ratings plunged to dismally low levels (one of its games was the lowest-rated prime-time show in the history of American television). NBC walked out on the venture after only one season, but McMahon intended to continue alone. However, after being unable to reach a deal with UPN, McMahon shut down the XFL. 
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