WWE Bringing In Big ESPN Name For Commentary

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WWE is making a change to its commentary teams as a big-name ESPN broadcaster is set to join the company.

Currently, Michael Cole and Pat McAfee are the usual announce team for WWE’s flagship show, Monday Night Raw while Corey Graves and Wade Barrett are the current voices of SmackDown.

But with big changes coming for both shows in the coming months as Raw heads to Netflix while SmackDown finds its new home on the USA Network, it seems WWE wants a new voice at the commentary table.

New Voice Coming To WWE

The New York Post has reported that ESPN’s Joe Tessitore will be joining WWE later in 2024 as part of the company’s broadcast team. Tessitore will combine his role with the company alongside his current work with ESPN and ABC where he is a broadcaster for college football and Top Rank boxing.

The report notes that Tessitore is set to lead a three-man announce team featuring Barrett and Graves, heavily hinting that he will be the new lead announcer on SmackDown.

Joe Tessitore was the first media client of WWE President Nick Khan in Khan’s former job as a heavyweight talent agent so perhaps Tessitore’s new role with the company should not come as a great surprise.