WWE Podcast Network

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WWE Podcast Network is a defunct series of podcasts produced and distributed by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE, a division of TKO Group Holdings, a majority-owned subsidiary of Endeavor Group Holdings.

In August 2019, WWE and Endeavor announced an expansion of their current arrangement for the WWE Network, to expand it to the production of podcasts.[1][2]

In October 2019, the first podcast, After The Bell hosted by Corey Graves, was announced.[3][4][5] The following month, the second podcast, The New Day: Feel The Power hosted by The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods), was announced.[6][7]

In April 2020, WWE added their third podcast, WWE's The Bump.[8] The podcast was an audio version of their web series, featuring highlights and interviews from the show. The audio version of The Bump ran for 24 episodes before concluding in July 2020.

In June 2020, it was announced that WWE would add a fourth podcast. In an interview with Fox Sports, Alexa Bliss confirmed she would be hosting the podcast.[9] The podcast, titled Uncool with Alexa Bliss, debuted in September 2020. The podcast featured various WWE wrestlers and celebrities discussing uncool things they did when they were younger.[10] The show ran for 12 episodes between September and December 2020.

In August 2021, WWE migrated their current podcasts to The Ringer Podcast Network, a subsidiary of Spotify after forming an audio partnership. Alongside the current podcast line-up, WWE and The Ringer collaborated on new content that will become exclusive to Spotify.[11]

In November 2023, the last episodes of After The Bell with Corey Graves and The New Day: Feel the Power were released before both podcasts being discontinued, marking an end to the WWE Podcasts series.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WWE to Create Podcast Network With Endeavor Audio (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. August 22, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "WWE to Launch Its Own Podcast Network". WWE. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "Triple H to appear on Graves' WWE After the Bell podcast debut". WWE. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Barrasso, Justin. "Corey Graves Continues to Evolve With Launch of Podcast". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Corey Graves to host WWE Podcast Network's first weekly show". WON/F4W - WWE news, Pro Wrestling News, WWE Results, UFC News, UFC results. October 17, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "New Day 'Feel The Power' Podcast To Debut on December 2 | Fightful Wrestling". www.fightful.com. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "The New Day's WWE Podcast Confirmed, Triple H Grants Wish (Photos), WWE Top 10 Special Edition". Wrestling Inc. November 20, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  8. ^ Apr 1, WWE com; ET, 2020 at 11:05a (March 31, 2020). "WWE's The Bump podcast debuts today". FOX Sports. Retrieved May 20, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ "Alexa Bliss 1-on-1 interview with Charlotte Wilder WWE ON FOX". WWE on FOX.
  10. ^ "Uncool with Alexa Bliss podcast premiere date announced". WWE. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  11. ^ "The Ringer and WWE Enter the Ring in New Partnership to Produce Exclusive Spotify Original Content". Spotify. August 18, 2021. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  12. ^ "WWE 'After The Bell' Podcast Cancelled". Cultaholic. November 29, 2023. Retrieved June 18, 2024.
  13. ^ "WWE Star Big E Seemingly Confirms The End Of The New Day's Podcast". WrestlingInc. August 29, 2023. Retrieved June 18, 2024.