The XFL reveals its new team names and logos

    The XFL summer showcase in Los Angeles

    (CNN)The XFL, the once-defunct American football league that was supposed to serve as an alternative to the NFL, is coming back. The league unveiled the logos and names for all eight of its teams today.

    The new XFL teams are the DC Defenders, Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Los Angeles Wildcats, New York Guardians, St. Louis BattleHawks, Seattle Dragons and Tampa Bay Vipers.
    The names and logos of the eight XFL teams.
    The XFL originally launched in 2001, and it only lasted one season before the league shuttered. The league was originally a joint venture by the World Wrestling Federation and NBC.