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WWE Confirms Joe Tessitore Will Join Commentary Team This Summer

Joe Tessitore is joining the WWE Universe.

On Tuesday, the New York Post reported WWE signed Tessitore as a commentator for one of its flagship shows.

Now, WWE has confirmed Tessitore will join the company this summer.

WWE confirmed Tessitore “will work alongside analysts Wade Barrett and Corey Graves.” Michael Cole and Pat McAfee will remain teamed up. However, the company did not confirm which shows the respective teams would be on. McAfee and Cole are currently on RAW, while Graves and Barrett handle commentary duties on SmackDown.

Joe Tessitore is widely considered to be one of the best broadcasters in his field. He is known for his work calling boxing and college football games. In addition to his duties with WWE, he will remain in his role at ESPN and ABC. Since 2002, Tessitore has been on the mic for ESPN and ABC Saturday Night primetime games.

He also called the College Football Playoff, ESPN’s Monday Night Football, the NFL Pro Bowl and Wildcard Playoff games on ABC. Tessitore has also hosted the comedy competition series Holey Moley with Rob Riggle and Stephen Curry.

Triple H and Tessitore comment

“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.”

“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.”