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ESPN launches pro wrestling, WWE vertical

ESPN.com has launched a new vertical dedicated to delivering comprehensive coverage of WWE and the world of professional wrestling. What better place for a recap of Miz TV with WWE Intercontinental champ The Miz, Maryse and WWE champ Dean Ambrose.
ESPN.com has launched a new vertical dedicated to delivering comprehensive coverage of WWE and the world of professional wrestling. What better place for a recap of Miz TV with WWE Intercontinental champ The Miz, Maryse and WWE champ Dean Ambrose. Photo By Jim Varsallone

ESPN.com has launched a new vertical dedicated to delivering comprehensive coverage of WWE and the world of professional wrestling.

The section will serve as a one-stop destination for content including match results, features, wrestler profiles, rankings, international wrestling, video and more.

A variety of contributors from across ESPN will contribute to the coverage, including Brian Campbell, Arash Markazi, Darren Rovell and KC Joyner.

“Professional wrestling fans are sports fans who are mobile, global and passionate,” said Chad Millman, ESPN vice president, editorial director, domestic digital content. “That’s the audience we’re in the business of serving.”

Sixty-five million Americans, age 12 and older, are fans of professional wrestling/sports entertainment including 17 million who say they are avid fans.

The vertical will also be the home to Cheap Heat, Peter Rosenberg’s professional wrestling podcast that launched in January, growing to average 400,000 downloads per month already.

On Friday, Aug. 19, the show will record in front of a live audience at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. Tickets and additional information for the one-night event – Cheap Heat Live Starring Peter Rosenberg – can be found here.

- About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms.

WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 35 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all 12 live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 170 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at

wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.

For information on its global activities, go to

http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

@WWE

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