Born: 2000 – XFL founding franchise
Folded May 10, 2001
Stadium: The Florida Citrus Bowl
The Orlando Rage were a One-Year Wonder pro football franchise in the NBC/World Wrestling Entertainment-backed XFL during the spring of 2001. The Rage were the class of the XFL during the regular season posting a league-best record of 8-2 under Head Coach Galen Hall. Hall was familiar to local fans as the former Head Coach of the Orlando Thunder (1991-1992) of the World League of American Football, a similarly doomed effort at minor league spring football in the Citrus Bowl a decade earlier.
The Rage got out to a 6-0 start with former NFL journeyman quarterback Jeff Brohm under center. After Brohm’s season was curtailed due to injury, the Rage dropped three of their final five games, including an upset home loss to the San Francisco Demons in the first round of the XFL playoffs in April 2001.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon folded the XFL on May 10, 2001 after major financial losses and disappointing ratings and response from league TV partners NBC and UPN.
==2001 Orlando Rage Results==
|2/3/2001||vs. Chicago Enforcers||W 33-29|
|2/10/2001||vs. San Francisco Demons||W 26-14|
|2/18/2001||@ New York/New Jersey Hitmen||W 18-12|
|2/24/2001||vs. Birmingham Bolts||W 30-6|
|3/4/2001||@ Memphis Maniax||W 21-19|
|3/10/2001||vs. Las Vegas Outlaws||W 27-15|
|3/18/2001||@ Los Angeles Xtreme||L 31-6||Program|
|3/25/2001||vs. New York/New Jersey Hitmen||W 17-12||Program|
|3/31/2001||@ Birmingham Bolts||W 29-24|
|4/8/2001||@ Chicago Enforcers||L 23-6||Program|
|4/14/2001||vs. San Francisco Demons||L 26-25||Program|
The Rage host the San Francisco Demons in a semi-final playoff at the Florida Citrus Bowl on April 14, 2001.