WWE and Peacock have teamed up again for WWE Evil, the wrestling promotion’s first original series, which will be hosted and narrated by 16-time World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, the companies announced today. Created by Cena, the WWE Studios 8-part docu-series will take a look inside the psyche of the WWE’s most sinister and diabolical antagonist in the promotion’s 69-year history.
“As Peacock continues to expand its WWE programming, we are thrilled to bring the new original series ‘WWE Evil’ to platform, working with the one and only John Cena,” said Benny Reuven, Vice President of Entertainment Unscripted Content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “There is no one better to take viewers into the minds of WWE’s fiercest villains than Cena himself. We can’t wait for WWE fans to devour this series.”
Each hour-long episode will dive into one of the promotion’s heel characters by giving fans a behind-the-scenes look and exploring their impact on mainstream culture. The series will feature current WWE Superstars, WWE Hall of Famers, and a member of the McMahon family.
WWE EVIL Superstars featured include:
- EPISODE 1 – “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan: Hulk Hogan goes “Hollywood”, betraying his fans and beliefs to become the personification of evil.
- EPISODE 2 – The Miz: From reality star to Superstar; Mike Mizanin took fame to new heights with his villainous alter-ego, The Miz.
- EPISODE 3 – Sasha Banks: There’s a villain inside all of us. Sasha Banks unleashes hers to become “The Boss”.
- EPISODE 4 – Brothers of Destruction: Brothers and sworn enemies The Undertaker and Kane align to become the ultimate evil duo in WWE.
- EPISODE 5 – Randy Orton: Randy Orton’s “evil” evolution into the “Legend Killer” unleashes the true demons lurking within.
- EPISODE 6 – Stephanie McMahon: Stephanie McMahon steps out of her father’s shadow to forge a legacy of power and corruption in WWE.
- EPISODE 7 – Ric Flair: Witness how the “Dirtiest Player in the Game” Ric Flair became one of WWE’s greatest villains.
- EPISODE 8 – Roman Reigns: From hated good guy to beloved bad guy; Roman Reigns finds new life by embracing his dark side.
WWE Evil is another good move for Peacock after the streaming platform became the exclusive streaming home of the WWE Network. During the WWE’s fourth-quarter earnings call, WWE President Nick Khan stated that 3.5 million paying subscribers watched WWE programing on Peacock.
Check out the trailer for WWE Evil below before it debuts on Peacock on Thursday, March 24.