New WWE Hire Officially Confirmed

New WWE Hire Officially Confirmed WWE

A brand new WWE hire has been officially confirmed via the company’s website.

Following an earlier report from the New York Post, WWE have now officially confirmed that veteran sports commentator Joe Tessitore has joined the company and will begin working on TV this Summer.

Tessitore, who currently works with ESPN and ABC, is known for his work covering college football and boxing and will now join the WWE commentary booth alongside SmackDown’s Corey Graves and Wade Barrett – with WWE Raw’s Michael Cole and Pat McAfee remaining a pair.

While it is presumed that Tessitore would be working with Graves and Barrett on SmackDown, it was not specified in the announcement which brand the 53-year-old would be joining.

WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H had the following to say regarding Tessitore’s arrival in the company:

“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 would also provide his first comments since joining WWE, calling the opportunity an “honor”:

“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.”

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