WWE Confirms Brand New Announcer

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WWE has confirmed that Joe Tessitore has joined the company.

On July 9th, it was reported that ESPN’s Joe Tessitore is set to join WWE later in 2024 as part of the company’s broadcast team. The veteran play-by-play announcer will combine his new role with his announcing duties at ESPN and ABC.

Now, WWE has confirmed the news, revealing that Tessitore will join Wade Barrett and Corey Graves behind the desk sometime this summer. The company also noted that Michael Cole and Pat McAfee will remain a duo in the announce booth.

“Joe’s Voice Provides That Big Event Feel” – Triple H On WWE Signing Joe Tessitore

Commenting on the announcement, WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H revealed his excitement at having Tessitore on the announce team.

“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.

“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.”

Tessitore called the opportunity to join the company “an honor” and spoke of feeling humbled as a lifelong viewer to become part of the announcing team.

“It’s an honor to be a part of WWE. The recent success and trajectory are undeniable. 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.”