On April 5th, G4, a gaming-focused television network, announced it is partnering with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) to create a video game competition series that will air on the TV network this coming fall. WWE superstar Xavier Woods will be the host of the program.
“This partnership combines WWE’s sports entertainment and G4’s competitive entertainment to bring a truly unique offering only these brands can offer,” said Brian Terwilliger the VP of Programming and Creative Strategy for G4. “The format of the show, along with WWE Superstar Xavier Woods AKA Austin Creed’s electric presence on-screen, will make it appealing for gamers, WWE fans, and those new to both as well.”
“Xavier Woods has become a household name for WWE fans and gamers alike, and he is the perfect fit to headline our new series with G4,” said Jayar Donlan, the WWE’s Executive Vice President of Advanced Media. “From console and mobile games to WWE’s successful UpUpDownDown YouTube channel, WWE’s influence on gaming is stronger than ever, and having our own gaming series on G4 is the next step in the evolution of the company’s gaming strategy.”
This news comes as G4 celebrates its “Epic April” annual tradition. This is a time when the network unveils new talent, programming announcements, and runs big giveaways.
(All information was provided by the WWE)