WWE’s announce team has seen tons of changes over the past several years with many names from all kinds of sports making their way to WWE’s announcers team and now WWE has confirmed they have signed ESPN Broadcaster Joe Tessitore.

WWE took to their official website and announced that Joe Tessitore, a versatile and experienced sports television voice, will join the company as a play-by-play broadcaster starting this summer. He will work alongside analysts Wade Barrett and Corey Graves, while Michael Cole and Pat McAfee will continue their partnership.

Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Chief Content Officer, expressed excitement about Tessitore joining the team, especially pointing out his ability to bring a big event feel to broadcasts.

“Whether it’s a world title fight that’s got the globe buzzing or a college football rivalry that’s grabbed the nation’s attention, Joe’s voice provides that big event feel each time he is behind the microphone,” said WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque. “We’re excited for Joe to join legendary WWE broadcaster Michael Cole and our esteemed announce team, bringing his signature energy and meticulous preparation to our WWE telecasts each week.”


Joe Tessitore shared his enthusiasm for joining WWE, noting the company’s recent success and praising the talents of Cody, Seth, Roman, The Rock, Corey, Wade, Pat, and Cole.

“It’s an honor to be a part of WWE.  The recent success and trajectory are undeniable,” said Tessitore. “Being there at WrestleMania XL, one could feel it – from Cody, Seth, Roman and The Rock, to creative and production, these are some of the very best storytellers in TV.  Corey and Wade are absolute stars and it is my privilege to join their team. Pat and Cole are just magical together and Cole is the greatest to ever sit in that chair.  As a lifelong viewer, I’m humbled to join this team and to serve our fans.”

Tessitore, who has nearly three decades of broadcasting experience, will remain in his role at ESPN and ABC. He has been a key figure in college football coverage since 2002, calling Saturday Night primetime games, the College Football Playoff, and more. He is known for his commentary on World Championship fights involving Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, and Terence Crawford, among others.

Tessitore has led ESPN’s Monday Night Football and called NFL Pro Bowl and Wildcard Playoff games on ABC. He has also found success in entertainment, teaming with Rob Riggle and Stephen Curry on the comedy competition Holey Moley. Therefore, we will have to wait and see how he will fit into the WWE mould, as fans are definitely excited to see what he can do.

Are you looking forward to seeing Joe Tessitore as a commentator on WWE television this year? How well do you feel he will perform? Let us know in the comments section below!

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