Today the WWE and Twitch announced a multi-year partnership that will see the return of the official WWE channel and popular WWE Superstar channels, featuring live and exclusive content.
With this deal, WWE will debut today a companion side cast to Monday Night RAW, bringing the WWE Universe behind the scenes and closer to the in-ring action. The weekly viewing experience will be led by a rotating cast of hosts and will regularly feature appearances by WWE Superstars, unique and exclusive content such as backstage interviews, and more. Viewers can stream the sidecast live every Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET via https://www.twitch.tv/wwe or the Twitch App.
There will also be an official WWE channel that will air other live productions, including alternative live stream feed for WWE’s premium live events and press conferences.
Recently Roku and the WWE announced a new docuseries for The Roku Channel that will follow a group of men and women competing to earn a spot as a WWE Superstar.
This will be an eigh-part docuseries to follow these recruits as they train and go through life as a WWE Recruit.
You will also see current Superstars like Cena, “TRIPLE H,” Shawn Michaels, “Big E,” and more.
“Millions around the world watch and dream of it, but only a handful of extraordinary individuals can become a WWE Superstar. I am so excited to bring ‘WWE: Recuits’ to The Roku Channel and look forward to giving viewers an exclusive all-access perspective on how the WWE turns the dreams of talented young people into a reality.” Said John Cena, Executive Producer, “WWE: Recruits.”
“Roku Original series ‘WWE: Recruits’ not only unpacks how the WWE transforms unknown athletes into world-renowned stars, but also invites audiences into the lives of an unforgettable group of young people chasing their ultimate dream. We could not be more excited to work with the icon himself, John Cena, as our executive producer and our outstanding partners, the WWE and A. Smith & Co Productions, to share the untold story of this high-stakes world.” Said Sean Boyle, Head of Adventure and Exploration Programming, Roku Originals.
“The journey begins here for the next generation of future WWE hopefuls to win a once-in-a-lifetime contract, giving them a platform to shine like never before. In our first time ever partnering with The Roku Channel and WWE, being the starmakers they are, ‘WWE: Recruits’ (wt) is set to be television at its best with the best. Said Arthur Smith, CEO & Chairman of A. Smith & Co. Productions.