WWE Announces New Gaming Stream Series Following Controversial Twitch Ban

Published 12/27/2020, 11:14 AM EST


WWE received a lot of heat following its decision to ban its Superstars from using Twitch a couple of months ago. Vince McMahon had to deal with a lot of Superstars opposing rah decision but refused to change his verdict. 

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Now, it seems those Superstars have another outlet to share their streams with the world. In a recent post on Twitter, WWE announced the launch of its own gaming stream!

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Called “Superstar Gaming Series”, the event will stream on WWE Network and will premiere at 12 PM PT/3 PM ET on December 29. The stream will feature Superstars Adam Cole, Shayna Baszler, Tyler Breeze, Jessamyn Duke, Liv Morgan, and The Miz.

We will also see Ronda Rousey, who has become quite famous for her gaming life during her hiatus from WWE. This will be her first appearance for WWE since she lost the title to Becky Lynch at WrestleMania in 2019. 

The Superstars will compete against celebrities in the popular game Among Us. The Celebrities include the likes of Nick Eh 30, Faze Adapt, Wale, and Lele Pons. The Among Us part of the show is called ‘Holiday Sus-Fest’.

WWE has planned an exciting schedule for the stream

The Stream will begin with a compilation of the best moments from Xavier Woods’ gaming year. His work outside the ring as UpUpDownDown has had some memorable moments. 

Following the Holiday Sus-Fest, the Superstars will pay WWE 2K Battlegrounds, which is WWE’s highly promoted new game. WWE aims at achieving more sales numbers for the popular game with this. 

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Notable absences in the list of Superstars are AJ Styles and Paige, both of whom are active gamers. They were also regular Twitch streamers and were highly against the Twitch ban. 

WWE’s effort to capitalize on its own streaming service was probably not appreciated by them, and many still remain bitter about the decision. 

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Even though it’s just a game, we find out a lot about relations through Among Us. We may also get a lot of “inside information” from the locker room depending on who gets voted out. Our advice: Stay out of Electrical. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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