Do you think you have what it takes to announce some of the biggest stars onto the biggest stage in wrestling? If so, WWE is looking for you and they’re using TikTok to find you.
Starting today on July 19th the biggest pro wrestling company in the world is starting its search for the next great ring announcer. Anyone can enter by creating their most entertaining videos on TikTok and using the hashtag #WWEAnnouncerContest. The prize is absolutely incredible with the best performers winning a trip to SummerSlam which is being held in Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, August 21st. At the event, the winners will serve as a ring announcer in front of potentially sixty thousand people and millions watching all over the world on Peacock and the WWE Network at The Biggest Party Of The Summer.
In the run-up to SummerSlam WWE will be reviewing each and every video before announcing two winners on Monday, August 16th. The winners will be announced on the company’s official TikTok channel. The newest Mr. Money In The Bank Big E recorded his own special video to explain the competition in full.
WWE released a full press statement to accompany the announcement with part of that statement alluding to the fact that WWE is beginning to look at potential in-ring recruits using TikTok as well.
The statement reads:
“Today’s announcement follows another innovative TikTok activation, through which WWE aims to discover and recruit its next generation of Superstars via the TikTok Resumes product. The search culminates in a multi-day talent tryout in Las Vegas as part of SummerSlam.”
This is by no means the first time WWE has held competitions to find new talent for the company. Tough Enough was a reality show where winners were given a WWE contract at the end of the series. The Miz, John Morrison, Christopher Nowinski, and Ryback all spawned their own WWE careers off the back of the series.
The Diva Search from the mid-2000s was a contest to find the company’s next top ‘diva.’ Maria Kanellis, Christy Hemme, Michelle McCool, Layla, and Ashley Massaro all had successful runs in the company following appearances in that contest.
If you think you’re more Howard Finkel than Howard The Duck and you’ve put bass in your voice when you introduce someone as ‘The Best In The World!’ then get involved on TikTok and the world might be watching you at SummerSlam.