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WWE partnering with Spotify's The Ringer on new podcast network


WWE announced they are partnering with Spotify's The Ringer on a new podcast network that will see Bill Simmons' group expand their pro wrestling coverage.

The news comes two years after they first launched a podcast network with Endeavor Audio.

As part of the deal, The Ringer and WWE will work together on new original podcasts which include a narrative series produced by Simmons and MackMania, a series from The Bump co-host Evan Mack.

Additionally, various hosts will utilize Spotify's Greenroom feature to go live after every major WWE pay-per-view with the final "room" being converted into podcasts for The Ringer Wrestling Show, the now-renamed Masked Man Show that is co-hosted by David Shoemaker and Kaz. The Greenroom experience begins this weekend with SummerSlam in Las Vegas.

The podcasts will be exclusive to both Spotify and The Ringer's website. Any existing WWE podcasts from the Endeavor Audio era will move exclusively to Spotify as part of the deal.

Simmons is a lifelong pro wrestling fan and has worked with WWE before on the Andre The Giant documentary for HBO Films. He is also an executive producer on the upcoming Vince McMahon documentary series for Netflix.