AJ Lee in promo with NFL stars, Sting and Undertaker, Coachman on covering SummerSlam
AJ Lee with NFL stars, Undertaker and Sting, Coachman on the ESPN coverage of SummerSlam.
- The Promo Of ‘Madden NFL 16’, that was recently released, features former WWE Diva and champion AJ Lee with prominent NFL stars.
In what is said to be a great promo, Lee appears as the kidnapped girlfriend of Dave Franco, who ends up turning on him at around 4 mins into the video. NFL greats Julio Jones, Rob Gronkowski, Colin Kaepernick, Antonio Brown and Rex Ryan were joined by actors Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse in the video.
- In reports coming in from the Wizard World Comic Con from Chicago, Daniel Bryan made an appearance. The Undertaker and Paige are going to be there too at the fanfest and there would be a Q&A session with Paige later on. Sting too is scheduled to be there, which would make it a star-studded event on the whole.
- As reported earlier, former WWE announcer and current ESPN anchor, Jonathan Coachman would be covering WWE SummerSlam from outside of the Barclays Center on Sunday, for ESPN SportsCenter. He would be covering the event live with a wrap-up show after the PPV and would also be interviewing WWE stars during and after the event.
In a recent interview, Coachman explained the details of the coverage and what the fans should expect. Below are excerpts from the interview:
He says that they would be doing a lot of sit-down style interviews with stars who have a cross appeal and have a football or reality star background such as Roman Reigns, John Cena and The Miz. He says those interviews would be taped on Saturday and would be up on the ESPN.com site and on the ESPN twitter feed.
“We'll be doing live shots on Sunday morning from outside the arena to show people the atmosphere. Then we'll interview a few people about what Sunday night means to their careers". says Coachman.
He continued by saying, “We're used to dealing with athletes and asking, 'What does this game mean to you?' Well, performing at SummerSlam is just like performing in the NFC Championship game. You've got to bring your top game so you can make it to the Super Bowl in WrestleMania. We want to introduce a lot of these guys to the part of the sports world who don't watch Raw."
On working with ESPN and the future of WWE and ESPN, Jonathan says, “ESPN is not a place you come to take the next step, it's a place you come to spend your career. I plan on retiring at ESPN, but I would love to be involved with ESPN and WWE. The biggest network in America for credibility in sports and entertainment is ESPN, so the best way to make your product credible is to be on ESPN. I'm proud of the fact that I am the liaison for the WWE.”
“I appreciate the executives at ESPN opening their hearts and their minds, and I can't think of anything cooler than what we're doing this weekend at SummerSlam.” he added.
You can find the full interview here.