G4 is still set to return this year and today, they’ve revealed one of their new shows will be hosted by WWE Superstar, Xavier Woods!
Yes, I’m still very excited to see G4TV return, and with the announcement of a new competitive video game series, it’s beginning to feel a lot more real. Today, they’ve announced the new weekly series (which will debut this Fall) will be hosted by WWE’s Xavier Woods (Austin Creed) who was previously revealed as a new G4 host. The show, “will 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 Xavier 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.”
“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.”
The announcement comes as G4 begins its Epic April celebration, a tradition started during its first run on-air in which the network unveils an absurd amount of talent and programming announcements, runs big giveaways, and pulls off more-than-a-few-calls-from-HR-inducing stunts.
On top of that, gamers have more to look forward to on April 10th (Saturday) at 11am ET as they’ll make another big announcement during WWE’s UpUpDownDown Gaming Event. Hopefully part of that announcement is a name for the new show they’ve announced today!