It seems like ESPN may be taking Sportscenter to WWE Summerslam in some capacity
WWE Summerslam is this Sunday in Brooklyn, New York. As you might expect, the biggest names in the company, including Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker will be competing, and wrestling fans will be flocking to the company’s second biggest event of the year. However, the mothership that is ESPN will be making an unexpected appearance in Brooklyn for Summerslam.
After much speculation this weekend and confirmation from sources, both WWE and ESPN have confirmed that Sportscenter will be covering Summerslam all day on Sunday. According to WWE.com, the Sportscenter broadcast will cover Summerslam during the 10 AM-1 PM and 6-7 PM blocks on Sunday. The website also teased the possibility of superstars dropping by to chat with Jonathan Coachman during the coverage.
The rumors of Sportscenter covering Summerslam began this past weekend when ESPN broadcaster and former WWE announcer Coachman teased that he would be in Brooklyn for Summerslam:
However, things got a bit saucier when he was asked by a follower if he would be on the air:
That got the wrestling and sports world buzzing about the possibility of ESPN bringing Sportscenter to the WWE event. It now seems like that’s exactly what’s going to happen, at least in some capacity.
The world’s biggest sports media conglomerate covering Summerslam is certainly a major deal that speaks to the current popularity of WWE and professional wrestling. However, it also makes you wonder if there are any major surprises on deck for Sunday in Brooklyn.
Perhaps just having Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker on the card is reason enough for ESPN to send Coachman, but perhaps there’s more that fans don’t see coming on the horizon. Even if there isn’t, the inclusion of Summerslam in ESPN’s coverage on Sportscenter is a monumental event for the wrestling world.