WWE and G4 are teaming together for a series that will be hosted by Xavier Woods.
WWE and G4 announced on Monday that they're partnering together for a video game competition series that will premiere on G4 this fall. The series is being hosted by Woods and "pit some of the biggest content creators in gaming against each other, playing some of the most popular video games to settle scores... with scores."
“Getting a shot to be a G4 cast member is incredible and humbling in itself, and I couldn’t be more excited for the chance to have my own show,” said Woods. “Not only will I host, but I’ll also have a pivotal role to play as the top personalities in gaming try to settle their beef.”
In November of last year, Woods was announced as the first host for the relaunched G4. The video game-focused channel originally existed from 2002-2014.
“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, 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, WWE Executive Vice President, 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.”
It was noted that WWE will serve as an executive producer for the series and G4 and WWE will take the program to market together.
As part of G4's Epic April celebration, another major G4 announcement will take place during WWE’s UUDD WrestleMania Gaming Event at 11 a.m. Eastern time this Saturday on the UpUpDownDown YouTube channel.
The New Day's Woods & Kofi Kingston are the current Raw Tag Team Champions. At WrestleMania 37 night one this Saturday, Woods & Kingston will defend their titles against AJ Styles & Omos. Woods vs. Styles will take place on tonight's WrestleMania 37 go-home edition of Raw.