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WWE News: CM Punk & Wade Barrett to co-host a Netflix competition series

21.08K   //    28 Feb 2018, 03:12 IST

Wade Barrett and CM Punk are looking to expand their talents in the entertainment industry...

What's the story?

PWInsider is reporting that two former WWE Superstars will host the upcoming third season of Ultimate Beastmaster; which airs on Netflix. Both CM Punk and Stu Bennett (Wade Barrett) confirmed on Twitter Tuesday morning that they will take part in the competition series.

In case you didn't know...

CM Punk last appeared in the WWE at the 2014 Royal Rumble; while Bad News Barrett was released from the WWE in June of 2016. Punk moved onto a career in MMA, while Barrett has starred in a couple of movies since his WWE days.

The heart of the matter

Ultimate Beastmaster is a competition reality show where 18 competitors from 6 different countries compete within a very demanding obstacle course. The unique part of this show is the broadcast style.

Each country has their own commentary team and hosts for the show. CM Punk will join from NFL star Tiki Barber for the United States; while Stu Bennett will be joined by FOX Sports UK journalist Kate Abdo.

Take a look at Punk and Bennett's tweets below:

Filming for the third season will begin later on this year.

What's next?

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for further updates on the development and filming of the third season of Ultimate Beastmaster.


As for CM Punk, it's heavily being speculated that he will get his second fight within the UFC at UFC 225 in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois on June 9th, but it is not official yet.

Author's take

To be honest, Ultimate Beastmaster is a show I've never heard of, but adding in CM Punk and Stu Bennett as hosts to the show definitely has me interested. I would assume that was the intention of bringing those two in, to capture the pro wrestling fan segment.

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