WWE: ESPN's Joe Tessitore to join WWE, to work as part of three man booth


Posted on 7/09/124 by Bob Magee



STAMFORD, Conn., July 9, 2024 – WWE today announced that Joe
Tessitore, one of the most versatile and veteran voices in
sports television, will join the company as a play-by-play
broadcaster beginning this summer.

In his role, Tessitore will work alongside analysts Wade
Barrett and Corey Graves. Michael Cole and Pat McAfee will
remain teamed up.

“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.”

With nearly three decades of broadcasting experience,
Tessitore is widely considered one of the industry’s
foremost play-callers. Tessitore will remain in his role at
ESPN and ABC where, since 2002, he has been a key fixture on
the network’s coverage of college football. He’s called ESPN
and ABC Saturday Night primetime games, the College Football
Playoff and more. Tessitore is well known as ESPN’s blow-by-
blow commentator, having called memorable World Championship
fights of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Terence Crawford,
among many others. Additionally, he has led ESPN’s Monday
Night Football, and has called the NFL Pro Bowl and Wildcard
Playoff games on ABC. He has found success in entertainment
as well, teaming with Rob Riggle and Stephen Curry on the
comedy competition Holey Moley.

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