ESPN is now treating WWE as a legit sport

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    WRESTLING
    AUGUST 16, 2015
    WWE NEWS: ESPN TO PROVIDE COVERAGE OF ‘WWE SUMMERSLAM’?
    MARK SULEYMANOV
    On August 23 in Brooklyn, NY, the WWE will host its biggest event of the summer as Barclays Center will be the host of WWE SummerSlam just one week from today. If that isn’t big enough of a reason to look forward to next Sunday, former WWE performer Jonathan Coachman continues to tease a working relationship between his current and former employer.

    Coachman, 43, worked with the WWE for nearly a decade, beginning in 1999 and leaving the company to begin a new career with ESPN in 2008. As SummerSlam draws near, “The Coach” is teasing a huge partnership between the two companies he’s most known for working with.

    Based on Coachman’s tweets, there could be a special edition of SportsCenter held either during the week or the day of SummerSlam. That would be huge exposure and promotion for the WWE, a company that is usually not featured in a prominent light on the worldwide leader in sports.

    There have been rumors in the past that ESPN may be more open to covering the WWE like it were a real sport. Obviously, the predetermined nature of professional wrestling does not allow ESPN — or any other company for that matter — to treat WWE as if it were a legitimate sport. But earlier reports have stated that certain people within ESPN view WWE as a hot property, despite it’s low ratings and streaky attendance figures.




    Conversely, there are people at ESPN who are “dead-set against” the idea of giving WWE the coverage of a real sport.

    As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Coachman has teased a WWE/ESPN partnership for SummerSlam before. He’s reportedly been the one trying to push ESPN to put the spotlight on WWE and showcase the company. In fact, ESPN recently released an exclusive E:60 feature on WWE NXT. Also, ESPN has released additional WWE footage, featuring things such as John Cena doing Make-A-Wish appearances.

    At this point, there appears to merit toward the ESPN/WWE rumors and we will likely find out soon if the two companies will be working together for the big event.

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    Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2339521/ww...verage-of-wwe-summerslam/#0kfdCSD0bqWl3SHC.99
     
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    youre a Raidrers fan, what the fuck do you knoe about real sports?
     
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